Experiments in Cooking

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Salmon, Zucchini, and Pickle Dinner

Salmon, Zucchini, and Pickle Dinner

Its hot like a furnace in Texas, and I hardly ever feel like cooking these days. I’ve been trying to minimize kitchen time, and this meal was perfect in its simplicity. I dressed two filets of salmon up with a simple coriander rub, similar to […]

Coriander Rubbed Chicken

Coriander Rubbed Chicken

Whole spices for the dry rub Juicy thighs ready for dinner! Recipe: Rinse and pat dry 1 lb of skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Grind together and rub all over chicken: 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp turmeric […]

Turkey Keema Matar

Turkey Keema Matar

I was on vacation when I was invited to a potluck. Limited in my access to local stores & cooking implements, I decided to cook this easy & flavorful dish. Oil seasoned with cumin and black cardamom serves as a base for frying up onions, […]

Easy Chicken Curry in IP

Easy Chicken Curry in IP

I’m a huge fan of being able to throw together a 15 minute meal that tastes good, has both protein and vegetables, and doesn’t leave a huge mess behind. Many days I dedicate myself to region-specific Indian cooking, but there are an equal number of […]

Chicken Shahi Korma in IP

Chicken Shahi Korma in IP

This is an easy version of chicken korma, utilizing spices out of a jar, and just one pot – the IP – to cook the meal. I served it with a side of sauteed broccolini, and tortillas. It was a huge success! Recipe: Ingredients: Half […]

Turmeric Golden Paste

Turmeric Golden Paste

After resisting this bandwagon for more than a year, I’ve jumped on it! Water & turmeric cooking down. The final product with coconut oil, black pepper, and a pinch of cinnamon and dry ginger. The recipe made a LOT! It filled my 12oz jar. I’m […]

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken

While we do have a tandoor at home, we allowed it to get rained on a little with the lid open, and ended up making this chicken in the oven. The good news is, it comes out just as great roasted 🙂 I used chicken […]

Mung dal for beginners, in IP

Mung dal for beginners, in IP

Mung dal is the perfect lentil for beginners to Indian food. It is forgiving, delicious, and oh so nutritious. It can be cooked easily on the stovetop in under 30 minutes, and in the IP, it takes 10ish minutes- time to heat up and then […]

Black Eyed Peas Sundal in IP

Black Eyed Peas Sundal in IP

Sundal is a traditional Tamil snack made with a variety of legumes during the festival season of Navarathri (Nine Nights) which occurs in late fall. It is most often made with chick peas, and occasionally with black eyed peas or boiled peanuts. I love black […]

Lamb Kofta Curry

Lamb Kofta Curry

I bought ground lamb intending to make rista again, but decided to cook up a recipe for kofta curry instead. Meatball mix: Half an onion, crushed two garlic cloves, ground lamb, spices, salt, and olive oil. Ground spice mix: cumin, cilantro, fenugreek, cinnamon and black […]