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steaming pressure cooker

The Science of Pressure Cookers

Have you ever wondered how and why pressure cookers actually work? Here’s what’s going on when you cook with one (and a recipe for Indian Moong Dal Khichdi that cooks in fives minutes!).

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scallion cucumber raita with fresh pomegranate anvils

Scallion-Cucumber Raita with Fresh Pomegranate Arils

Raita is a side dish in Indian cuisine that is meant to cool the palate and soothe the stomach after eating the spicy main course. Prep the ingredients in advance and mix in just a few minutes before serving for a crisp and refreshing side dish to your festive platters.

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Chana Dal Four Ways

Chana Dal

Chana dal can be used in so many ways as an addition to soups, curries, salads, over rice or other grains (I like mine with quinoa). They can also be tossed in some olive or coconut oil, along with some spices, and roasted in the oven for a healthy snack. Like their larger common varieties of chickpea, they can be made into a fabulous hummus.

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