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Pressure Cooker recipes
The Pressure Cooker is like a magic wand. The Indian housewife often feels crippled without a pressure cooker. Often, we families relocating to other countries including the pressure cooker as the highest priority item on their packing list! This magic utensil is a steel pan, covered in an airtight way with a lid having a rubber gasket. On top of the lid, there is an opening that is sealed with a special stopper (commonly called as ‘weight’ or ‘whistle’) that retains steam inside the vessel for a while, allowing it to release slowly in a controlled and safe fashion. In short, it helps you to steam cook food in a quick and convenient way, using less fuel.
Pressure cookers made of different material, of different volumes and different brands are easily available in the market. Several recipes have been given in this section, which are adapted to be cooked directly in a pressure cooker to save time. Try your hand at dishes like the Aloo Gobhi Pulao, Panchratni Dal, Sai Bhaji, Maa ki Dal and Oondhiya made using the pressure cooker. You will be surprised to know that you can even make awesome desserts like the Chocolate Pudding using this handy cooker.
23 Sep 13
Double Beans Curry by Tarla Dalal
Double beans are very commonly used in gujarati cuisine, as the sole star of a recipe or to support other vegetables. However, there is a twist in this version of double beans curry as i have enriched it with a spicy punjabi style masala instead of the down-to-earth spices used by gujaratis.
16 May 10
Non- Fried Kachori ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Kachoris are a delight for the diner – nutritious and tasty at the same time. But the one black spot that usually mars the goodness of kachoris is that they are deep-fried. Here is a non-fried version of kachori that you’re sure to enjoy as much as the original. You can now indulge in the protein bo ....
31 Jul 14
Vegetable Soup by Tarla Dalal
If ‘Vegetable Soup’ sounds too similar, read this recipe before you decide! This version of the ever-popular soup comes with an innovative twist, as it uses a stock of moong dal, tomatoes and onions, which imparts a very pleasing consistency and flavour to this nutritious soup. With loads of crunchy ....
23 Mar 13
Palak Kofta Rice by Tarla Dalal
Koftas add zing to the zero oil palak rice. Try making these soft and tasty koftas with low-fat paneer and palak. Not only palak, but low-fat paneer is also a health booster as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin A. Steaming the koftas instead of deep-frying not only slashes down the fat conten ....
20 Sep 14
Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
19 Mar 16
Moong Soup with Paneer, How To Make Moong Soup by Tarla Dalal
Using moong dal in a soup makes for an innovative Indian
recipe! Soft, pressure-cooked moong dal actually lends itself as a grainy and creamy base.
Flavoured with a tadka of cumin seeds, mustard and pepper in ghee, the soup is not ready to serve until you add ....
14 Dec 15
Jowar Ragi and Date Porridge ( Baby and Toddler) by Tarla Dalal
A combination of two super grains, flavoured with deliciously sweet and iron-rich dates, the Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge is a wholesome food that will keep your child satiated and active for at least a couple of hours.
Rich in essential nutrients like iron, protein, calcium and fibre, this p ....
16 Feb 11
Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
A chocolate sponge is a very handy piece of cake! And when it can be made in a pressure cooker, its preparation is a piece of cake too! Serve this soft and succulent Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake warm and fresh off the cooker with a cup of tea, top it with ice-cream to make a delicious dessert, or d ....
31 Dec 15
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma.
Serve it hot with your favourite ....
29 Oct 17
How To Make Rice in A Pressure Cooker, White Rice by Tarla Dalal
If rolling rotis is an art, so is cooking rice! It takes a bit of tact to make perfectly-cooked rice, which is soft and fluffy but not sticky or mushy.
This recipe shows you how to make rice in a pressure cooker. Once done, you can serve it as such with a cup of
01 Feb 17
Apple and Carrot Soup with Potatoes ( Baby and Toddler ) by Tarla Dalal
Fancier than porridges and single-fruit stews, this Apple and Carrot Soup with Potatoes is a dish that will introduce your child to more exciting flavours and textures.
Rich in energy and vitamin A, this soup is a meal which will make the baby feel satisfied for some time.
As your baby appro ....
24 Apr 17
Rajma by Tarla Dalal
Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too.
However, you will be surprised to see that ....
30 Oct 15
Dal Fry by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry.
A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
31 Jul 17
Kashmiri Pulao, Veg Pulav with Mixed Nuts by Tarla Dalal
The Kashmiri Pulao is a unique dish, with a richness that reflects the spirit of the beautiful valley. Tinged with saffron and spices, this rice dish is loaded with plenty of dried fruits and nuts, which give it a pleasant sweetness and vibrant mouth-feel.
The spicy aroma of this dish is intoxic ....
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