Dal Tadka

Dal Chawal (Lentils with Rice) has got to be one of the most comforting, nostalgia-inducing meals for Indians. It is such a staple in every house, in almost every meal. There are many dals out there, made in various ways and each household has their go-to version of this happiness giving combo.

In our house, it was arhar (aka toor/split pigeon peas) dal. Made pretty much everyday. To date, this is my go-to comfort food. The simplicity, the flavour, the wholesomeness – unparalleled.

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Aloo Methi

My love affair with aloo continues. One more favourite recipe for you 🙂

Aloo methi is such a brilliant example of a balanced dish – flavour wise. The methi (fenugreek) leaves are slightly bitter, the spices bring some heat, the potato is mild and overall the dish is delicious and all these varied flavours balance out so well. It is also a great way to get some greens into my potato-loving diet 🙂

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Curry

For any non vegetarian in India, chicken curry is probably the most commonly eaten dish. It is the easiest protein available, is not as expensive as red meat, is super versatile and cooks quickly. What more do you need?

This curry is my go-to primarily because it has all the familiar flavours of a simple home-style chicken curry and comes together without fuss thanks to the pressure cooker. Easy peasy!

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