Won’t it be a cardinal sin, if I miss posting the Punjabi style Dal fry when my theme is all about lentils and legumes? So here is my version of Dhaba style dal fry, bursting with the flavors of kasoori methi and other spices. Check out the instant pot and pressure cooker version of the dal fry and don’t miss the video.
I am going to share the last dal recipe from the North Eastern states. It is the daineiiong from Meghalaya.It is pronounced as Dai-Nei-Iong, and it is one of the staple foods of Khasi tribe of Meghalaya. So what is Daineiiong? It’s the Meghalaya style dal prepared with lentils and black sesame seeds. Here comes my version daineiiong with brown masoor dal and toor dal.
We are in the last week of this blogging marathon. Only six more recipes to go and I couldn’t believe I have already posted twenty recipes. Today’s recipe is from Haryana, and it is the Hara Dhaniya Cholia / Cilantro and green chickpeas curry. Let’s learn how to make this yummy curry in both pressure cooker and instant pot.
SACRAMENTO – the mere name makes me all nostalgic. The tower cafe, the restaurants on Broadway(especially the Andy Nugyens), the state capitols, the tree-clad downtown, Java City, the fresh fruits and vegetable stands, UC Davis Children’s hospital and last but not the least the Sac State. :-) If I can call someplace as my hometown in the USA, then it has to be Sacramento. I spent the two most hectic yet meaningful years of my life in Sacramento. Yes, I am a proud Sac State Alumni, and if you ask me to write about the city of trees – Sacramento, I can keep writing about it. :-)
We are traveling from east to west today. Yes from Manipur to the beautiful Goa. I am going to share a famous Goan curry prepared with fresh ground coconut masala and white peas. It’s the Tonak, precisely Chanya Tonak meaning dry peas curry. Serve this lip-smacking, quick-to-make tonak with roti or naan or pav or even with biryani. You will be showered with praises for sure. Check out the instant pot and pressure cooker version of this recipe here.
Soya Thongba – A Manipuri special mild curry prepared with soy chunks, potatoes, and green peas. This milk-based gravy requires only minimal spices and goes well with rice, roti, and poori. (My personal favorite is with naan). Check out how to prepare this simple Manipuri dish on instant pot and also in the traditional stove top method. Don’t miss the short video that explains how to make this dish in the instant pot.
After posting quite a few North Indian and North Eastern state recipes, I am back with a South Indian recipe. This dal is one among the comfort and staple food of Andhra/Telangana region. It’s the Dosakaya Pappu / the yellow cucumber dal. It is a flavorful lentil curry prepared with split pigeon peas and yellow cucumber. Here is instant pot and pressure cooker version of the simple yet delicious dosakaya pappu.
Rajma Gogji / Razma Shalgam – a special winter recipe from the land of Kashmir prepared with Kashmiri red kidney beans and turnip. This vibrant and delicious gravy with the flavors of Kashmiri masala, pairs well with rice. Check out how to make this simple no onion no garlic, vegan curry in the Instant Pot and Pressure Cooker.
Today I am going to share a traditional recipe that is quite popular in Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, and Bengal of course with its own variation. The one that I am going to share is the Bihari version. It is the Kala channa Ghugni or the black chickpeas stew. Traditionally it is served with puffed rice as an evening snack but what I learnt was you can serve this with roti, poori, and any other Indian bread too. Check out my simple instant pot version of the Bihari/Jharkhand Ghugni.
Kwati – A nutritious and a flavorful mixed bean stew perfect during any season. Yes, that’s what I am going to share today, a Sikkim /Nepam fame recipe. You can make this seven bean soup/stew well ahead for your work week or party/potluck. Here is quick instant pot version of the same with video instructions.