Instant Pot Chanya Tonak | Goan Dry Peas Curry | Tondak

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.

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Instant Pot Kothalere Rondha Matidail | Assamese Dal with Jackfruit and Blackgram

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We are halfway through this mega blogging marathon, and today I am going to share Kothalere Rondha Matidail. Tongue twister name huh? Ok, let me translate it. It’s the Assamese special sweet and spicy dal prepared with the unique blend of black gram, jackfruit, and raw papaya. Sounds interesting right? Especially the addition of jackfruit intrigued me a lot. Check out the interesting findings of the Assamese cuisine and also the recipe.

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Instant Pot Matki Usal | Matki Chi Usal

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Matki Usal or Matki chi Usal – This traditional Maharashtrian dish is a spicy stew prepared with sprouted moth beans.  It is loaded with a lot of nutrients. Thanks to the moth beans sprouts. There are different ways to make this usal. Check my version of preparing the usal with Maharashtra’s signature spice – the goda masala, and of course in Instant Pot. :-)

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Instant Pot Channa Madra | Pahari Cuisine Special Channa Madra

Instant Pot Channa Madra

Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans aka channa aka kondakadalai aka known as Egyptian pea is one of the favorite legumes that is used nearly all the world cuisines. It’s a versatile legume, and it can be added in any stew or curry or salad or spread/hummus. Today I am going to break the vegan rule and share a yummy and creamy yogurt based recipe with chick peas. It is the Channa Madra – A Himachali / Pahari Cuisine special – a no onion no garlic recipe prepared with Chickpeas simmered in creamy & thick yogurt gravy. Check out the detailed recipe and a short video recipe of the same.

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Instant Pot Dalma | Oriya Special Dalma Recipe

Instant Pot Oriya Dalma | Oriya Special Dalma Recipe

The next recipe that I am going to share in this Protein rich series is the Dalma, an Orissa special recipe. It is yet another simple dal prepared with mixed veggies and of course with split pigeon peas /toor dal. Like sobji dal, this forms a complete meal with rice as the dal is loaded with different veggies. The interesting fact is, this dal pairs nicely with dosa and idli too. :-) Check out the instant pot and pressure cooker version of this Dalma.

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Instant Pot Olan | Onam Sadya Recipe

Kerala Special Olan

Finally, I am posting my favorite recipe, Olan – the rich and creamy coconut milk stew with the goodness of black eyed peas/cow peas, red and white pumpkin. This olan is very mild, soothing because of the healing properties of coconut and coconut milk and of course, it is vegan and gluten free. Check out the video instructions and a detailed recipe below.

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Instant Pot Betang Meh | Kidney Beans and Spinach Gravy

Betang Meh

Betang Meh. Unique name huh? The recipe is also unique as its name. Betang Meh is a mild gravy/curry from the state of Nagaland prepared with kidney beans and spinach with the hint of ginger. It’s a five ingredient fix. All you need is kidney beans, spinach, ginger, salt, and water. That’s it. Check out the instant pot and pressure cooker version of Betang Meh and also the different ways to serve them.

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Instant Pot Pesaru Pappu Charu | Munakkaya Pesaru Pappu Charu

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Sambar and chutney are the most commonly used Tiffin accompaniments. But are you looking for alternatives? Then you are at the right place and here is a recipe for you with moong dal.  Today I am going to share delicious tiffin accompaniment from Andhra/Telangana. It is the Pesaru Pappu Charu with Munakkaya or the drumsticks. Here are the instant pot and pressure cooker version of the same.

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Instant Pot Mizo Dal

Instant Pot Mizo Dal

The next recipe that I am going to post under theme “protein-rich recipes.” is the Mizo Dal. It’s is a simple dal recipe from Mizoram. After four no onion no garlic recipes, here comes a dal recipe with both onion and garlic. :-) But of course vegan and gluten free. Like trevti dal, we use three different types of dal to prepare this recipe, and it is the moong dal, toor dal, and masoor dal.  Check out the super simple mizo dal that I made in instant pot with step by step pictures.

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