Kala Chana Masala (Black Chickpea Stew)

black chickpeas, stewed chickpeas, chickpea stew, gluten free, vegan

Kale Chanay (Black Chickpeas) are a family favorite. They have a different flavor compared to chickpeas, more robust and intense, and have more of a bite to them. They’re found in spicy and tart chaats, dry roasted and packed into newspaper packs on the streets of Pakistan, and in robust stews, like the one made in my home. They create a gorgeous masala with just onions, no tomatoes or yogurt in sight, and they are full of nutrients. I love them served over gorgeous long grain basmati steamed to perfection, but you won’t find me refusing to eat them with naan either…

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Instant Pot Daal (Lentils)

I’m gonna be honest. It took me a very long time to get the hang of making daal, a seemingly harmless recipe that if you ask anyone how to make, will entail answers like “ohoo it’s so simple” and “buss pressure cooker mein cheezain daal ke charha do” (just toss everything in the pressure cooker and you’re done)…

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Instant Pot Chicken Jalfrezi

I’ve been experimenting with my instant pot lately, and i’ve started appreciating it on a whole other level. I usually use it as a pressure cooker, but i’ve been using the slow cook option and i’m loving it. The way it breaks down onions and tomatoes to make a smooth masala has me sold. Here’s how I make Chicken Jalfrezi in my instant pot.

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Instant Pot Taco Meat

…for this taco meat, which I pretty much use for anything and everything (pizzas, lasagne, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, nachos, etc)…

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