Traditional Vegetarian Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes & Instant Pot Recipes from Indian and International Cuisines

Month: December 2016

Easy Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Easy Eggless Christmas Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake is served during the Christmas season. It is made with dried fruits, nuts and spices. The dried fruits and nuts are soaked in alcohol for several weeks and then used in the cake preparation. It does require some planning ahead. It tastes absolutely delicious. […]

Cranberry Tomato Rasam/                          Spicy & Tangy Cranberry Soup- Instant Pot Method

Cranberry Tomato Rasam/ Spicy & Tangy Cranberry Soup- Instant Pot Method

Rasam is a spicy and tangy south Indian dish that can be prepared instantly. It is a staple dish in most South Indian homes.  Though the recipe is very simple, making a tasty rasam with the right balance of tangy and spicy flavors is a skillful […]

Idli-Dosa Batter  –                                                   Fermenting batter using Instant Pot

Idli-Dosa Batter – Fermenting batter using Instant Pot

Idli or Dosa is a staple breakfast in any South Indian home. Idli-Dosa batter is a multi-purpose batter that can be found in almost every South Indian refrigerator. The list of breakfast foods/snacks that can be prepared using this batter is too long – Idli, Dosa, Uthappam, Guntha […]

Rajma Masala –                                          Instant Pot Method

Rajma Masala – Instant Pot Method

Rajma Masala is a very popular Punjabi dish. Red kidney beans are soaked overnight, boiled and cooked in an onion tomato masala along with other spices. It is usually served with rice. This is a very comforting dish. I made Rajma Chawal for our weekend meal. […]

Vegetable Pulao – Instant Pot Method

Vegetable Pulao – Instant Pot Method

Vegetable Pulao is an easy one pot comfort meal made with rice(Basmati Rice), vegetables and Indian spices. I usually prepare it on weekdays and pack this rice for my kids’ school lunch box and  for my husband’s work lunch box. Sometimes, I make this delicious one pot meal on weekends […]

Simple Potato and Tomato Curry – Instant Pot Method

Simple Potato and Tomato Curry – Instant Pot Method

Potato and Tomato Curry is an easy to make Indian curry that is usually served with Puris(Puffed whole wheat bread) and Chapathis(whole wheat tortillas). Pooris served with this tangy and tasty curry is a favorite weekend breakfast/brunch at our home. My kids love this combo. It […]

Cheesy Veg Squares

Cheesy Veg Squares

Cheesy Veg Squares is a healthy, nutritious and delicious baked bread appetizer. This appetizer is not only attractive but also tastes great. Cheesy Veg Squares are healthy and perfect for a lunch box or an after school snack. This recipe is inspired from a YouTube video by Ruchi […]

Kesar Pista Rabdi/Rabri – Instant Pot Method

Kesar Pista Rabdi/Rabri – Instant Pot Method

Rabdi or Rabri is a classic traditional Indian dessert. Rabdi is prepared by boiling whole milk on low heat for a long time until it becomes thick in consistency. It is lightly sweetened with sugar and flavored with cardamom, saffron and nuts.  I made this dessert […]