Instant Pot – Indian Cooking Adventures!

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I just received the BEST foodie gift ever (thanks to my hubby!):  “Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast” by Urvashi Pitre. My close friends and family know that I’ve been an Instant Pot daily user and evangelist ever since my May 2016 review titled “Instant Pot is Amazing”.

Thanks to my Mauritian parents, I grew up eating many Indian dishes which I only later came to realize were actually Indian! Dishes like biryani, achaar, meat curry, pilau, dhal puri were staples in my household. Live in Toronto’s East End, my husband and I loved to eat out in Toronto’s Little India neighbourhood. We fell in love with popular Punjabi dishes like lamb rogan josh, butter chicken, and chicken tikka. Now, one of our favourite restaurants is Banjara in Toronto’s west end.

This recipe book gives me a perfect opportunity to re-create my favourite dishes at home, and also start introducing my kids to new flavours. My goal will be to cook every single one of the 50 recipes, starting with my husband’s favourite dishes:

  • butter chicken
  • lamb rogan josh
  • Indian rice pudding (okay this one is mine!)

Alright, this might be a tad ambitious, but it’s good to set goals, right? I’ll be sharing my experiences here on the good, the bad and the ugly!

The book’s tips are helpful, and the recipes appear pretty straightforward. Here’s an example of one of the introductory sections.

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Pantry overview

Feel free to comment and let me know which dish you’d like to see me cook next! Let the Indian cooking adventures begin! 🙂


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I'm a Canadian mother of two with a passion for food and cooking. I'm increasingly discovering that delicious food can also be healthy! So, I am sharing my favourite recipes with like-minded home cooks. Along the way, I'll also be writing about food-related topics such as gadgets, books and television. Let the culinary adventures begin!

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