On the other hand, I did not want to carry big cooker from India so I bought Hawkins Futura from local Indian store. That cooker is with me from past few years. I typically use it once or twice a week. I have another small pressure cooker that one of my friend gave me when she left for India. I use that to cook things in it directly as it is nice and small.
As soon as I saw Nupur's new event called 'Blog Bites: Pressure Cooker', I knew which recipe I wanted to submit. Last year Manisha posted this quick 'pressure cooker daal' for holi and I have been making vegan version of it. Recently I bought 16 beans soup mix on a recommendation of a friend. And wanted to try something Indian too with the mix. Manisha's quick daal recipe was a perfect choice for it. All I changed was use oil instead of ghee and use mixed beans instead of whole moong. As moong cooks very quickly two whistles are enough but with beans kine cranberry beans, fava beans, I had to make four whistles. As anyone can guess, results were amazing. So here is Manisha's recipe with my changes.
1 cup from 16 Bean Soup Mix
2 Medium sized Tomatoes
1 Medium Onion
1 tbsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 red chili broken into pieces
2 green chilies,
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tbsp Oil
a small pinch asafoetida
1 Bay Leaf
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
1/2 tsp red chili powder
salt per taste
Follow Manisha's recipe as is. Just make four whistles.
I served with cooked quinoa and chapatis as well.
This nice a creamy concoction is on its way to Nupur's 'Blog Bites #1: Cookers'
- I had this daal for two days. I enjoyed left over version than the fresh.
- I think the spice mix works very well with all the beans in the mix.