Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Instant Pot - Sambhar


Tempering -oil,hing, mustard seeds, methi seeds, 3 red chillies, curry leaves

Toor Dal - 3/4 cup
Sambhar powder - 2 tablespoons (according to taste)
Tomato - 3 large OR tamarind water
Onion - 1 large cut into large chunks
Drumsticks - cut into medium sized lenght
Carrot - 1
Potato - 1
5 cups water

Turn on InstantPot to SAUTE mode.
Add oil and add the tempering. 
Add onion and sautee for 2 minutes
Add Toor Dal with 5 cups of water and let it cook for 5 minutes. Prep the vegetables while the dal is cooking.  
Add  tomatoes and vegetables
Add sambhar powder and salt
Turn vent on the lid to sealed and turn on manual mode. set to high  and 7 minutes.Natural Release after that. 
Mix the sambhar and then Garnish with coriander leaves

Instant Pot - Vegetable Pulav

Basmati Rice -  1 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big
Bay leaves, 1 stick of cinnamon, green chillies, cloves 3, star anise 2
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Vegetables - Carrots, peas, potato, Tuvar lilva beans - 2 cups
Pulav Masala or coriander  + chilli powder

 1. On low heat sauté oil, a few bay leaves,  cinnamon,  green chilis,
2.Add sliced onions (1 medium).
3. Cook 1-2 mins then add  mixed veggies. 
4. Sauté 30 seconds and add uncooked Basamati rice 1.5 cups & 2.25 cups water.
5.Add salt and 1 teaspoon of pulav masala or coriander + chilli powder
6.Closed on seal and manual 3 min then natural release.

Instant Pot - Paneer Pulav

Paneer - 1 large cube
Onion - 1 large, cut into thin slices
Green chillies - 2
Ginger/Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Frozen peas - handful
Basamati rice - 1 1/2 cups


1.Turn IP on sauté mode. Add oil and some ghee (I did a spoon of coconut oil and half a spoon ghee), 2.Fry some broken cashews and when they turn brown add the onions and green chillies.
3.Continue to sauté and once they are cooked add some ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, add the paneer cubes, handful of frozen peas (optional) and 1.5 cups basmati rice to this and sauté for about 2 minutes.
4.Turn off sauté, add 2 cups of water (u can increase it if u want it a bit more mushy)
5.Close the lid, switch to manual mode for 3 mins and then NR.
6.When done , give a quick fluff with a fork. Add half a spoon of ghee and garnish with coriander leaves.
7.Serve it with onion raita