9 Indian recipes you can make in an Instant Pot

My son Mark learned to cook with a [stovetop] pressure cooker when he was 19 years old,” Urvashi Pitre writes in the introduction to her forthcoming book, Instant Pot Fast & Easy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 2019). “I still remember the day he mastered four different dishes in one day. Now, Mark is scary-smart, this is true,…

The “Butter-Chicken Lady” Who Made Indian Cooks Love the Instant Pot

This post has been updated to include Urvashi Pitre’s recipe for Instant Pot butter chicken. Last spring, Urvashi Pitre, a Dallas-based food blogger raised in Pune, India, posted a recipe for butter chicken to the Instant Pot Community Facebook group, a million-member discussion board dedicated to the cultishly beloved pressure-cooking gadget. The creamy, fragrant tomato…

Indian Cooks Embrace the Instant Pot

The electric pressure cooker is well suited for many Indian dishes, and a slew of new cookbooks are seizing on its popularity.   Nearly a dozen Indian cookbooks geared toward the electric pressure cooker have appeared in the last year. In Chandra Ram’s shrimp biryani, shrimp and rice are cooked for just a few minutes.CreditAndrew…

Indian Food

The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes. The cooking style varies from region to region and is largely divided into South Indian & North Indian cuisine. India is quite famous for its diverse multi cuisine…