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Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

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Discover favorite foods from all over India with the first regional Indian cookbook authorized by Instant Pot!

Rinku Bhattacharya -- cookbook author and founder of Spice Chronicles -- has put together a collection of 100 authentic recipes that showcase the diversity and range of the foods of India, where every state and region boasts its own unique dishes. Whether you c
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Hippocrene Books
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Julie
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Instant pot is THE hot kitchen tool right now. I don't have an official Instant Pot. I have a standard pressure cooker. However, for the record, these recipes can be made in both, but you may want to check with the model you own for specifications. I avoid rice dishes in my Pressure Cooker, but everything else is a go.

That said, this Indian cookbook is a compilation of recipes specifically for the Instant Pot. However, there is also plenty of helpful information included for anyone just sta
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Laura
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Instant Indian is an inpsiring, easy to follow cookbook that combines two of my favourite things: delicious, authentic Indian recipes with a pressure cooker! I actually don't use my Instant Pot as much as I'd like to, as sometimes I find myself rather lacking inspiration, and as we don't eat meat a lot of the recipes which center around cooking meats are defunct. This recipe book, however, has a fantastic array of delicious-sounding Indian food, much of which i
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Jéssica
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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First of all, I don't really remember ever having Indian food, but I knew I wanted to try it, and knowing that with this cookbook I could not only try it, but also learn how to make it... I was so excited.

I only tried to make some recipes, but I'm planning to make other, especially the vegetarian and vegan dishes, for my friend to try. So I felt like not only was this the perfect introduction to Indian food, as well as an amazing way to connect with other cultures, and connect with family and fr
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Tonja Drecker
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We looked forward to this one for two reasons. Firstly, it is a dive into a slightly more exotic (for us) culture and has recipes which won't necessarily take all day to make. We weren't disappointed.

The book starts out with a quick description about an Instant Pot device before hitting some information about pressure cooking times, and tips. Then, it dives into a section about the food of India—something I found very interesting and enjoyed reading. When eating the food, I want to learn more ab
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Laura
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I will be honest. Pressure cookers scare me. I grew up with a very heavy duty, puffing, steaming, clicking, smoking pressure cooker that really got very little use in my mother's kitchen. I was terrified it would explode or I would be burned horribly.
Fast forward to today and the invention of the Instant Pot.
I watched as Instant Pots became a favorite thing item on many celebrity and influencer lists.
I let my friends buy one first and try them out. Meanwhile, the pressure cooker I inherited hi
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James
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it
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Very similar to the book I already own, it has many of the same issues, too much sauteing using the Instant Pot and not much time saved in many cases. Still, if you need a book on cooking Indian using a pressure cooker, I haven't found a much better one, so pick it up if it's cheap.
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
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If, like me, you've been living under a culinary rock for the past couple of years, you might also have been unaware of the Instant Pot phenomenon. Basically it's a 'must-have' multipurpose kitchen gadget which combines the functionality of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, frying pan, etc in one electrically powered unit. At the time I offered to review Instant Indian, the Instant Pot was so popular that there simply weren't any a
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Susan Bewley
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So far, I have to say I am very impressed with this cookbook. The last time I got an Indian cookbook (meant for my slow cooker), I was honestly a bit disappointed. Luckily, this isn’t the case at all with Instant Indian. It is filled with so many recipes that are easy to follow, and sound extremely delicious. I have honestly never had a cookbook focused on different cultural dishes that was this down to earth. What impressed me the most is the author even breaking down many of the seasonings, so ...more
Misfits farm
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

This is an interesting book I originally thought the instant pot was a slow cooker- turns out not, however all is not lost as the receipes can easily be adapted. An instant pot in case like me you have not heard of it is more like a pressure cooker. A pan and/or a slow cooker would easily replace it, however would take a little longer to cook The book is divided into eleven sections ranging from a section on the diversity of indian cooking and the regions, spices etc, breakfast and snacks throug
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Julie
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having followed the recent rise in popularity of the Instant Pot, an electric pressure cooker, the only thing which put me off, to be honest, was the price. However, if you love authentic Indian cuisine then by following the recipes in this book it could soon pay for itself.
I loved the information about the different regions and the use of different spices. The book has some lovely photos to give you an idea of what the end product should look like. More importantly, it breaks the time down into
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Rj
Feb 09, 2019 rated it liked it
A collection of Indian recipes from all the different regions of India that can be made in an Instant Pot.
Sharon
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
If I’m to be absolutely truthful, I’ve never heard of an Instant Pot! I thought it was the same as a slow cooker, and in a way it is! From what I can make out, it’s a cross between a pressure cooker and a slow cooker. I’m not sure how easy it is to get hold of an Instant Pot in the UK at the moment, but you can use the recipes in a slow cooker, it just may take a little bit longer!

I love Indian food, but don’t tend to make my own from scratch as sometimes the recipes just look far too difficult!
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Heather
I received this book and Spices and Seasons by the same author for book tours.  I got Instant Indian first which sort of ruined me for a lot of the recipes in Spices and Seasons.  In my mind all I was thinking was, "Ok, but can you make it in an Instapot?"

I love Indian food but I don't get to eat it much anymore.  My husband has developed an allergy to some ingredient in Indian food.  From process of elimination I think it might be fenugeek but the only way to test that is to feed it to him and
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Rinku Bhattacharya, the Spices & Seasons blogger, is a daytime financial professional, who spends the rest of her time immersed in food. Rinku is the author of the blog, Cooking in Westchester, where she shares her life experiences, original recipes that combine Indian spices with produce from her backyard and local farmers markets. Rinku is blessed with a gardener husband, who always surprises he ...more

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