I am Chhavi.Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
After a 10 year stint in corporate India, I gave it all up to follow my passion of food and cooking.
Whether you are searching for healthy every day recipes or authentic Indian recipes or quick and easy instant pot recipes- I have you covered!
My Love for Food
As with any love..my love for food was slow and sweet…I come from a strict vegetarian family..I ate dal, sabzi and parathas for the first 16 years of my life..Mostly vegan, except for the 2 large glasses of milk..
After which college happened…My then boyfriend now husband happened and suddenly my world exploded with new cuisines and foods. I owe my love for food to him. He is the one who introduced me to my first lasagna, my first authentic Chinese experience, who showed me the world beyond Dal Roti.
The more I cooked the more obsessed I became.
I can dream up reasons to have party at my house just so I can cook a large spread. On a bad day, a couple of undisturbed hours in the kitchen and some chocolate can cure-all my blues.
What you will find on my Food blog
This space is for the new modern indian cooking, people who loves pasta as much as dal chawal!
You will find authentic regional indian recipes when you are craving traditional indian food and you will find healthy indian millet recipes for when you want to improve your everyday eating!
It's has been my earnest effort to make, research, discover and share Healthy(or healthy - able) Indian foods and recipes on the blog. There are a lot of Indian ingredients which are very rich sources of nutrients that are getting lost because of the aggressive marketing and capitalistic farming.
You will find a lot of Indian dishes - some authentic curries , some shortcut, quick versions of traditional recipes.
And you will find some great everyday Indian instant pot recipes that will make homecooking not only easy but also tasty!
Do leave a comment or send me a mail if you have any suggestions or want me to make something specific or you simply want to chat!
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Pallavee Kumar says
Chhavi!!! is this you?????? Omigosh!!!
he he..yeah..this is me only..:D
Chhavi,loved d blog!!! U should check out http://www.squaremeals.blogspot they have d link on FB under d same name. It's my distant cousins blog. N all d best in ur effort to make Abhi fat....... 🙂 :p
Thanks..:P..will look at the blog for sure..:)
Geetha Varma says
Chhavi, lI liked your blog very much. Wondering how you r managing time. Well done.
Thankyou Geetha.Somehow manage in between baby's naps and play time..:D
I tried Sona masoori white rice and basmati rice. Sona masoori came out very well even I cooked 5 cups in the 6qt instant pot. However basmati rice became mushy at the bottom. Can you tell me the number of cups we can cook in 6qt pot? And also, Is water ratio same for basmati rice even we want to cook max number of cups?
Hey Anusha..Thats good to hear.
How long did you cook the basmati rice for?And did you do a natural release?
Yes, I did NR for 10min as you mentioned. I cooked for 6 minutes with 1:1.25 water ratio. Do you think keeping NR 1 or 2 minutes more would make rice mushy?
And one more question, If we cook basmati rice in pressure cooker we use to get long and soft grain. Why won’t we get same texture in instant pot? Of course it's soft but not as long as we get in general pressure cooker.Please confirm that water ratio and time will be same even we cook n number of cups?
Sorry for too many questions:) as I'm new to IP.
Here are three detailed posts on Rice Basmati Rice and Sona Masoori Rice and Brown Rice.
Like your pressure cooker, sometimes it takes a few takes to learn what works in instant pot and what doesn't. As a rule of thumb, instant pot uses less water than pressure cooker.In my opinion, the best result for basmati rice is somewhere between 1:1.15 to 1:1.25 based on the texture you want.Lesser water will give you a chewer texture and more water will givg you softer texture.You can use the RICE setting for it- its an auto setting.
Hope this helps.
Seema Sehgal says
Hi Chavi, could you share the IP chicken biryani recipe for boneless chicken please ?
DENYCE A SWITZER says
Hi Chavi, This is Denyce is Gainesville. My family are friends with your parents. Your Mom was so proud to tell me about you and your son and this great site:) We plan to make them a yummy Indian brunch/breakfast. Would this be a recipe your mom would eat??