Instant Pot Amti Dal | Maharashtrian Style Dal

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Here is the simple and comforting Maharashtrian style amti dal prepared with toor dal and goda masala in instant pot. Dal and rasam are my favorite and ultimate comfort food. Each and every region/cuisine has its own dal recipe. And all these dal recipes are unique with their own flavor. The cholar dal that I posted yesterday is a very mild dal with coconut and this amti dal is a tangy and mild dal prepared with toor dal.

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Instant Pot Bengali Cholar Dal | Video Recipe

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I know I am posting back to back. I couldn’t resist myself from posting these day-to-day instant pot recipes. If it was sambar yesterday, it has to be a dal today. :-) Today I am presenting you the simple no onion no garlic cholar dal, the Bengali style dal with coconut, and nuts. This is kiddo’s favorite dal and read through the post to see how he prefers this dal.

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Overnight Oats and Dates Smoothie with Flax Meal

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As I mentioned in my Oats Puda post, I am trying to incorporate oats into our daily meal and here is one such recipe that I tried recently in the oats challenge attempt. All smoothies are pretty much simple, so I don’t want to repeat that again. :-) For the third day of “smoothies” theme, I presenting you the overnight oats smoothie with dates and flax meal. 

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Mixed Berries and Yogurt Smoothie

Mixed Berries & Yogurt Smoothie

Yesterday I posted a simple smoothie with fresh bananas and today’s smoothie is also simple but instead of fresh fruits, I choose frozen fruits.  We love berry smoothie, but finding them year around is difficult. So I always have a frozen pack in handy so that I can whip up some easy smoothies, parfaits not only for breakfast but for snacks.  This is a simple four-ingredient fix. Blend the berries along with yogurt, water, and vanilla essence and that’s it. A perfect, easy, grab and go breakfast is ready in no time.

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Oats Besan Puda | Chilla

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Hope you all a great Pongal / Makar Sankranti celebrations. After the heavy festive food, we all need something light and healthy. Today I am going to share one such healthy and an easy recipe – Oats and Besan Puda or Chilla – A perfect breakfast, evening tiffin err I would say perfect lunch box recipe too. If you are following me on Instagram, you might be aware of my oats challenge. Nothing big, I challenged myself to include oats in our daily diet, as simple as that.

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Dried Raw Mango Kuzhambu | Maanga Vathal Kuzhambu

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If you are craving for mango during winter, here comes a perfect recipe prepared with dried raw mangoes. This dried raw mango kuzhambu, is a perfect rice accompaniment and it is simple tangy and yummy gravy/kuzhambu loaded with toor dal and of course dried raw mango. This can be prepared with fresh raw mango but during off season the dried ones come in handy. 

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Sabudana Khichdi | Guest Post by Spice India Online

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It’s time for a guest post. I am so happy to share this post written by Mullai Madhavan of SpiceIndiaOnline. She is one of my favorite blogger and a wonderful friend.  I love all her recipes and she says they are simple recipes. But for me, all her recipes are lip-smacking and drool worthy. I like her detailed step by step explanation of the recipe and of course her pictures, oh boy those are worth zillion words. I am a big fan of her pictures. Today she is sharing one of my favorite recipes – Sabudana kichadi.

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