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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.
22 Mar 16
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup by Tarla Dalal
Creamy, spicy and tangy, this Tomato Ketchup is as perfect as the ones you get in the market, or even better because of the fresh flavour that is unique to homemade products. Tomatoes are pressure cooked with a spice bag, blended, strained and then cooked till a saucy consistency is achieved. This s ....
27 Sep 14
Broccoli and Bajra Snack by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is a storehouse of nutrients, but hardly included in the diet except perhaps as a khichdi or roti. Here is a truly delicious snack made of whole bajra and broccoli. Chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes impart tremendous taste to this snack, while olive oil, though used in small quantit ....
19 Apr 15
Ker Sangri by Tarla Dalal
A delightful bean and berry combo unique to Rajasthan, Ker Sangri is a traditional, spicy subzi made with the ker berry and the sangri bean. Cooked simply and easily with common ingredients like red chillies, carom seeds and a couple of spice powders. Ker Sangri is nevertheless extremely tasty, leav ....
17 Jul 12
Dal Tadka, Punjabi Dal Tadka Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The Dal tadka is a regular feature for most of us while eating out at a Punjabi restaurant.
However few of us realize that this dish can be prepared with ease in your very own kitchen at nearly one-fifth the price.
Made with split red lentils this creamy, rich and smooth dal is tempered ....
26 Nov 13
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, Chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic.
21 Mar 17
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This mild and simple Bengali
chutney is a surprise for those who don’t know about it. The procedure is so simple but the taste is so awesome!
Cooked and mashed red pumpkin is blended with an assortment of ingredients like red chillies, raisins and tamarind, w ....
16 Feb 11
Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s all-time favourite street food is now so much more easier to prepare, with our handy kitchen helper – the pressure cooker! Temper, sauté, pressure cook, that’s all there is to preparing a delicious bhaji to accompany fresh, butter-toasted pav buns. Served with onions and wedges of lemon, th ....
14 Dec 15
Palak Moong Dal Soup ( Baby and Toddler) by Tarla Dalal
A mouth-watering soup that combines two different food groups – dals and leafy vegetables, this makes a really fulfilling meal for you and your child.
While your child is sure to be happy with the texture and taste of this Palak Moong Dal Soup, you will be happy about its nutrient profile, whi ....
10 Aug 15
Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao by Tarla Dalal
A unique tiffin that your kid is sure to love! Children are generally very fond of the flavour and texture of cheese, but sometimes parents find it challenging to pack cheese-based foods in the snack box as it tends to get chewy. But, this Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao is a delightful option, w ....
21 Mar 17
Kathal ki Subzi, Jack Fruit Curry by Tarla Dalal
When jackfruit is in season, you see not only the pulpy fruit but also the small, raw vegetables in the market.
While some people are familiar with the traditional methods of preparing such rare and seasonal veggies, others are curious.
This recipe gives you a quick and easy way to enjoy raw ....
14 Jun 14
05 Mar 17
Hyderabadi Veg Haleem by Tarla Dalal
Hyderabadi Haleem is a one-dish meal
, which has gained international acclaim.
In Hyderabad, the dish is an indispensable part of celebrity events like weddings, and is consumed especially during Iftaar, the evening meal following the day-long f ....
19 Feb 17
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious halwa with the rich hue of carrots and the luxurious flavour of milk.
This Quick Gajar ka Halwa, made with the help of a pressure cooker, is so easy and simple, and is made with common, everyday ingredients. It does not even use khoya. You can make it on any day you feel like ....
01 Mar 17
Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast by Tarla Dalal
Naan is an Indian bread that is famous all over the world. While authentic naan is made in a clay oven or tandoor, this recipe lets you replicate the same taste and texture using a pressure cooker, a handy utensil that almost every Indian kitchen has!
The Pressure Cooker Naan is a typical exampl ....
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