PRESSURE Cooking

Weekdays are mostly the busy days. Everything we do in a hurry burry. Don’t ask if you have a meeting/ go some where/ have lot of other work at home It’s chaos. There is not much time to spend in the kitchen when these kind of situations are around. We think of a fast cooking method and food. I’ve made something like that today. Cooked something tasty and as fast as I could ,let’s say in 15- 25 minutes. YES !!! made a curry in a pressure cooker, and it tasted delicious. This is a potato and carrot curry and it works well with White rice/ Roti/ any bread/ Dosha /Rice noodles… Yea,  like almost everything goes great. Here goes the recipe:

Potatoe- 2 medium

Carrot- 1 medium

Yellow split daal – 1/4 cup

Onion- 1 Big

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves- a few

Ginger- 1 inch

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder- 1 tsp ( substitute with 2 green chilly )

Salt- 1 tsp

Coconut oil- 2 to 3 tbsp

Water- Just enough to cover the potatoes

Method:

In a pressure cooker add coconut oil, once the oil is hot splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger and onion and saute it for two minutes, then only add the cumin seeds otherwise they will be burnt and will give out sour taste to the whole curry. Pour in the daal, potatoes and carrot and mix well. Combine the powders and salt together and dump in the pressure cooker. Simmer the flame add enough water close the lid and wait for five whistles.Turn off the stove and let the Cooker cool down. Once cold open the lid and mash the big chunks lightly. Use with doshas for break fast/ with rice for lunch/ with breads or rotis for dinner. It really is a time saving curry and a tasty one too. 

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