Modern Techniques for Timeless Indian Flavor
Bring the complex flavors and alluring aromas that are the benchmarks of Indian cooking into your kitchen with this diverse collection of mouthwatering recipes. Vasanti leverages the benefits of the Instant Pot® to elevate your favorite dishes, imparting layers of flavor to beloved masalas and curries in less time than the traditional preparation. These recipes save you hours of marinating meats and simmering stews, making elaborate Indian dishes accessible for everyone—even on a weeknight.
Vasanti’s Indian heritage and smart techniques are reflected in every recipe, whether you’re after an authentic dal or a fresh spin on popular street foods. And the wide array of flavors is as varied as the country itself, encompassing the rich traditions of different regions. Best of all, many of the dishes include variations that let you tailor them to your diet or preferences, stretching the number of recipes to way beyond what’s in the table of contents.
With chapters on warming soups and stews, hearty rice and grain dishes, decadent desserts and essential spice blends, this indispensable guide to Indian cooking is packed with options for every appetite and occasion. And once you experience how flavorful it is to cook with the Instant Pot®, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
About the Author
Vasanti Bhadkamkar-Balan is a recipe developer, food photographer and the creator of the popular blog Signature Concoctions. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and has been teaching cooking classes for more than a decade. She lives with her family in Foster City, California.
“If you’re looking for real-deal Indian flavors and dishes that go beyond classic tikka masala, you have to check this out. Vasanti shows off her Instant Pot® skills and culinary creativity, bringing together a must-have collection of recipes.”
–Irena Macri, author of Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook and founder of InstantPotEats.com
“A treasure trove of modern and classic Indian dishes made easy with the Instant Pot®.”
–Asha Shivakumar, author of Masala & Meatballs and creator of Food Fashion Party
“A bright and colorful ode to Indian cooking, this book is perfect for folks who want a lot of flavor with the ease of their Instant Pot®. These dishes will become part of your weekly meal rotation!”
–Hetal Vasavada, author of Milk & Cardamom
“Beautifully written and filled with gorgeous photos, this book inspires readers with a modern take on traditional Indian recipes, all made in the Instant Pot®. A must-have!”
–Manuela Mazzocco, author of The Complete Italian Cookbook and creator of Cooking with Manuela
“This beautiful cookbook showcases traditional dishes along with creative recipes from all over India.”
–Pushkar Marathe, chef and owner of Stage Kitchen