Quinoa Khichadi

Khichadi is such a wonderful simple 1 pot meal. I love to make it different way. First time I made with quinoa. So easy to make in instant pot . I start before going for shower so that if I spill things over clothes it’s fine .

I took half quinoa, half white rice and half mung dal. If you don’t know what mung dal is or don’t have it then use either dry split pea or split yellow lentil/pea available in regular American grocery store. Soak split yellow pea for 1 hr since they take a while to cook.

I cook traditional Khichadi way adding spices and seasoning. Find your favorite way of cooking this humble Khichadi.


Cajun Spice Boiled Peanuts

Made Cajun spice mix at home . It’s very easy. Blend of spices and you can make as much spicy as you want . Peanuts are high in Protein and it’s fun to peel and eat them . Keeps you full for a long time .

I use dry raw peanuts and cook in instant pot . First I cook just with water for 45 minutes and then add spices . Cook again for 15 minutes and let it cool down naturally. Let peanuts absorb all spices, salt.


Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup made in Instant pot. Add everything to instant pot when you have 5-10 minutes and then go back to work. Few tips:

  • Freeze some beans when you cook them for other recipes.
  • Use small pasta so it gets cooked in instant pot with everything.
  • I like to add a piece of ginger.
  • Had trader’s joe’s bread to go with soup.
  • Simple , quick meal that you can feed to crowd if you have hungry crowd at home .
  • Nice cold, cloudy day here that called for some hot soup.
  • Now I better I get back to work.
  • Enjoy!

Save The Turkey

During thanksgiving we see sweet potatoes, cranberries, green beans etc everywhere on sale and plenty. Made Black bean sweet potato burrito. Simple and tasty.

Steamed sweet potatoes in insta pot. Sweet potato taste great plain steamed or roasted . There’s absolutely no need to add thousand different things to sweet potato and ruining it.

Keep things simple and thanks your stomach for taking all abuse .

Happy Thanksgiving!