Saturday, October 17, 2020

No soak Sabudana kheer in Instant Pot/ Tapioca Pudding in Instant Pot


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#Kirtiskitchenkatta #SabudanaKheer #VratSpecial #VeganOption So we are back with another Vrat special recipe. Navaratri is starting and lot of people fast so this is the perfect and make yummy prasdam recipe. I have added ingredients if you are a vegan.

In the video I didn't soak the sabudana but if you wish you can definitely soak it for a few minutes or use the soaked sabudana if you have any left over from your other recipes.

Ingredients: 1. Sabudana/ Tapioca pearls: 1 Cup 2. Milk or Coconut Milk: 2 Cups 3. Water: 1/2 Cup 4. Sugar: 1/2 Cup 5. Ghee/ Clarified butter or Coconut oil: 1 Tbsp 6. Mixed Nuts: 1/4 Cup 7. Saffron strands: A big pinch 8. Salt: A pinch Method: 1. Put instant pot on Saute mode (Mode) 2. Roast the chopped nuts for a minute or so and tur off Saute button. 3. Add Sabudana and stir it with the mixed nuts. 4. Now add milk and water. Stir. 5. Add sugar and a pinch of salt. (in the video I added at the end) 6. Put a couple of saffron strands and stir. 7. Put the lid and instant pot on Sealing mode. 8. Press 'Manual/ Pressure cook' button and adjust the pressure by pressing the "Pressure" button to Low for 5 minutes. 9. After 5 minutes quickly press the 'Cancel' button to stop the cooking. 10. Wait for Natural Release and open the lid carefully. 11. Stir it. Add remaining saffron strand and crushed pistachios (optional) 12. Put the lid back for 20-30 minutes. 13. After 30 minutes the pudding is ready and the tapioca pearls are doubled in size. If it's too thick then add some hot milk. 14. Serve it with other Vrat/ Upas delicacies from my channel. The playlist is below. Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!!

Vrat/ Upas Playlist on my YouTube Channel.

Roasted Peanuts: 1 min Instant Pot Upvas batata bhaji: Upvas Thalipeeth: Rose coconut barfi: 2 Min peanut powder: Follow us on social media: **Youtube: **Instagram: **Facebook: **Blogger: #Kirtiskitchenkatta #maharashtra #Upas #Vrat #Batata bhaji #southindia #rakshabandhan #bhaiduj #Diwali #coconut #dessert #indianfood #foodporn #foodphotography #foodphotographyprops

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe In Instant Pot/ How to make Sabudana Khichdi in Instant Pot? How to Make Sabudana khichadi in Microwave?/ साबुदाणा खिचडी


As a kid I never used to like the concept of “fasting”. However, loved all the fasting food items. And out of all the yummy fasting food items, Sabudana Khichadi was my most favorite dish. Mouthwatering for sure. Now we don’t fast at all but love to make sabudana Khichadi as a breakfast item. Here is the simplest recipe of this yummilicious recipe of most popular Maharashtrian fasting food item, Sabudana Khichadi. As you all are aware that I like to try every Maharashtrian recipe in my instant pot so here also I tried it in my IP and also in Microwave (my microwave recipe is on my blog since 2014 but now it's in video format here) Click on the links below for detailed recipes.
Traditional way and in Microwave:
Instant Pot recipe:


  1. Sabudana/ sago: 1 Cups
  2. Danyache kut/ Roasted peanut powder: ½ Cup
  3. Batata/ Potato: 1 (sliced) 
  4. Hiravi Mirchi/ Green chilies: 4-5 (Finely chopped and as per your taste buds) 
  5. Jeera/ Cumin seeds: 11/2 Tsp. 
  6. Sajuk tup/ Ghee/ Clarified butter: 2-3 Tbsp. 
  7. Limbu ras/ Lemon juice: 2-3 Tbsp. 
  8. Kothimbir/ Cilantro: ¼ Cup (Finely chopped) 
  9. Salt: To taste
  10. Sugar: To taste


  1. Take sabudana and wash it under running water. Soak it with very little water (about 1 cup) for about 6-7 hours. Cover it with a lid. Soaking depends on the quality of your sabudana. There are times when you may need to soak it overnight with some water in it to get that beautiful puffed sabudana for this khichadi.
  2. Take potato slices in a microwave safe bowl, add ½ cup water to it. Microwave it for 2 min on high. However this step is totally optional. If you don't potatoes in the khichadi, just omit this step.
  3. Transfer soaked sabudana, roasted peanut powder, salt, sugar and boiled potato in a steel container. Mix it well. 
  4. Heat little ghee in a small kadhai. Add cumin seeds, green chilies and little cilantro to the tempering. 
  5. Now add this tempering to the above sabudana mixture, stir well.
  6. Now in the steel inner pot, add two cups of water. Put a trivet and put the sabudana mixture container on the trivet. Put a lid on the sabudana container (Refer the video)
  7. Put Instant pot lid and put it on sealing mode.
  8. Put IP on 'Steam' mode for 14 minutes (Refer the video)
  9. After pressure is release for 10 minutes, do a quick release.
  10. Take the container out very carefully, stir and add lemon juice in it. 
  11. Serve hot. 

Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!!

Vrat/ Upas Playlist on my Youtube Channel

Roasted Peanuts: 1 min Instant Pot Upvas batata bhaji: Upvas Thalipeeth: Rose coconut barfi: 2 Min peanut powder: Follow us on social media: **Youtube: **Instagram: **Facebook: **Blogger: #Kirtiskitchenkatta #maharashtra #Upas #Vrat #Batata bhaji #southindia #rakshabandhan #bhaiduj #Diwali #coconut #dessert #indianfood #foodporn #foodphotography #foodphotographyprops

Friday, September 25, 2020

Jamun Shots/ Jamun Shots Recipe / અમદાવાદનાં માણેકચોકનું ફેમસ જામુન શોટ્સ/ जामुन शॉट्स/ जांभूळ सरबत

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What is it? Why is it purple? Wow are those jamun? Yes they are jamun or jambhul (in marathi) and I have made shots of it. It looks so beautiful and it is loved by all. You can also call it Jamun/ Jambhul sarbat. Jamun are really good for diabetes, good for certain heart conditions (kindly consume by doctor's consent only if you have any questions about it).

Made literally in 5 minutes or less than 5 minutes. So lets get started.


1. Jamun/ Jambhul: 250-300 gm 2. Sugar: 2 Tbsp 3. Rock salt/ black salt: 1 to 1.5 Tsp (optional) You can use regular salt. 4. Lemon Juice: 1+1 Tbsp 5. Salt: 1 Tbsp 6. Ice cubes: 1 Cup 7. Water: 1/4 to half a cup


1. Take jamun fruits in a bowl (washed). I took frozen Jamun bought from Indian grocery store. 2. Deseed jamun using a knife. 3. Take fresh or frozen jamuns in a bowl. 4. In a mixie bowl (I used my Vitamix) take jamun, sugar, black salt, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, ice and water. 5. Blend for half a minute. 6. Add more water and/ or lemon juice if the pulp is still thick. 7. Blend again for few seconds. 8. Jamun shots are ready to serve..! It's a perfect vrat/ upas recipe.

P.S. 🍷🍷🍷If you are using it for a party then you can add 1/2 cup of any adult beverage while blending it. It's a perfect surprise element for a cocktail party... cheers!!!!🍸🍸🍸. 

Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!!

**List of all other vrat Items on our channel**

1. Roasted Peanuts: 2. 1 min Instant Pot Upvas batata bhaji: 3. Upvas Thalipeeth: 4. Rose coconut barfi: 5. न तळता तयार करा कुरकुरीत साबुदाणा चिवडा/Sabudana chivada recipe in microwave/ sago chivada/Tapioca snack 6. 2 Min peanut powder: Follow us on social media: **Youtube: **Instagram: **Facebook: **Blogger: #Kirtiskitchenkatta #maharashtra #Upas #Vrat #Batata bhaji #southindia #rakshabandhan #bhaiduj #Diwali #coconut #dessert #indianfood #foodporn #foodphotography #foodphotographyprops

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

6 min Veg Biryani in an instant Pot/ Paneer Biryani in an instant pot/Veg Biryani in Pressure cooker

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Biryani is loved by all. And what if we make it in our instant pot?

So here is the quick and easy recipe.


1. Basmati Rice: 3 cups 2. Yogurt: 2 cups 3. Water: 3 cups 4. Paneer: 300 gm 5. Mixed veggies: 2-3 cups (refer the video for list of veggies) 6. Kewara essence: 3 drops (optional) 7. Rose water: 2-3 Tbsp (optional) 8. Saffron Strands: A Big pinch 9. Whole garam masala (refer the video for list) 10. Biryani Masala: 2 Tbsp 11. Fresh cilantro: 1 Cup 12. Fresh mint leaves: 15-20 13. Salt: To taste 14. Clarified butter: 2-3 Tbsp 15. Chopped onions: 2 medium 16. Fried Onion: 1 Cup 17. Ginger- garlic paste: 2 Tbsp


1. Put Instant pot on saute mode and put all the whole garam masala. Stir well. 2. Add chopped onions and let it become translucent. 3. Add ginger garlic paste. Stir well. 4. Add veggies and paneer one by one and stir well. (refer the video for the list) 5. Add yogurt. Stir well. 6. Add fried onions, 8-10 mint leaves and fistful of cilantro. 7. Add soaked rice and salt (refer the video for the instructions of how to soak the rice for perfect results) 8. Now line the rice with fried onions, 8-10 mint leaves and fistful of cilantro. 9. Add combination of rose water, kewara and saffron strands. 10. Add water, submerge the rice grains in the water. 11. Put the lid back on sealing mode. 12. Turn off the saute mode and put the pot on "Manual/Pressure Cook" mode on high for 6 minutes. 13. After 6 minutes are done, wait for 5 minutes and release the pressure. 14. Fluff the rice and take it out on a serving plate to stop the cooking further. 15. Garnish it with fried onion and cilantro.

Pressure Cooker Method:

If you are making it in normal pressure cooker then follow the same instructions and listen to one whistle on medium flame. And when the pressure is released just take it out in a serving dish immediately to stop the cooking process.

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Paneer Bhurji in instant pot/Quick Paneer Bhurji recipe/Protein rich Paneer recipe/Cottage cheese recipe

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We all love Paneer bhurji and the best part is it's quick and easy.
I made it in my Instant pot just on saute mode but you can make it on normal stove top in your skillet. Ingredients: 
1.Paneer: 500 gm 
2. Oil: 2 Tbsp 
3. Onion: 1 Medium (Finely Chopped) 4. Tomato: 2 Small (Finely Chopped) 5. Cumin Seeds: 2 Tsp 
6. Green Chilies: 3 (Finely Chopped) 7. Red chili powder: 1 Tsp 
8. Turmeric Powder: 1.5 Tsp 
9. Kasoori Methi: 1 Tsp (optional) 10.Ginger-Garlic paste: 1.5 Tsp 
11. Cumin-Coriander powder: 1 Tsp 12. Garam Masala: 1 Tsp13. Salt: To taste 
14. Water: half a cup 

1. Take 500 gm of Paneer and crumble it. Don't grate it, just crumble it. 
2. Put Instant pot on Saute mode (more) and after a minute or so add oil to the inner pot. 
3. Add cumin seeds and wait for it to splutter. 
4. Add green chilies, red chili powder and onion. Let onion become translucent. 
5. Add tomatoes and salt to taste. Let tomatoes cook properly. Put lid on it. 
6. Now add turmeric powder. Add crushed Kasuri methi. Stir and put lid till the tomatoes leave some oil. 
7. Add ginger garlic paste, Cumin-coriander powder. Stir well. 
8. Add half a cup of water. In the video I added 1 cup of water and it became little runny so start with half a cup of water and add more if required. Deglaze the pan properly. 
9. Add garam masala, stir well. 
10. Add crumbled panner. Stor well, put the lid for a minute or so. 
11. Add lots of cilantro, stir well. And serve it hot with roti, bread or naan.
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Friday, September 18, 2020

न तळता तयार करा कुरकुरीत साबुदाणा चिवडा/ Sabudana chivada recipe/Nylon Sabudana chivada in microwave

During Navratri lot of people, including my mother fast for 9 days. So to make it easier for them, I came up with this healthy yet quick recipe of Sabudana chivada in microwave. So there is no frying involved in the recipe and it the highest selling point of it.


1. Nylon Sabudana: 1 Cup 2. Roasted peanuts: 3/4 Cup 3. Oil: 2 Tbsp 4. Cumin seeds: 1 Tsp 5. Green chilies: 2 (chopped) 6. Sugar: 1/2 Tsp 7. Salt: To taste


1. Take one cup nylon sabudana in a micrawave safe plate. 2. Put it in microwave for 2 minutes on High 3. Stir a bit , and put it back for another 30 sec. 4. Stir and if need be put it for 30 sec more. So in total we microwaved them for 3 minutes. 5. Now take it in another bowl, add roasted peanuts (air fried peanuts and microwaved peanut recipe is given below) 6. Add sugar and salt to the above mixture. 7. In 2tbsp hot oil add cumin seeds and chopped green chilies. 8. Stir everything well and pop in the microwave for one more minute, they will be puffed up more. 9. Let it cool and store it in an air tight container. 10. Enjoy it anytime of the day or with tea/ coffee. Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!! Roasted Peanuts: 1 min Instant Pot Upvas batata bhaji: Upvas Thalipeeth: Rose coconut barfi: 2 Min peanut powder:

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Puri in Air Fryer/ Air Fried Puri/ पुरी/ Puri Traditional Vs Air Fryer/How to make Puri

 #Kirtiskitchenkatta #Puri #AirFryer

In traditional Indian house hold Puri has a very important role. All the festivals call for a Puri instead of Roti/ Chapati or naan. It is usually carried for long train journeys because it lasts longer. In Maharashtra we eat it with Shrikhand, Potato sabji, etc on any big or small festival. Today I'm showing you all how to make it in an air fryer as well well as traditional way with some tips and tricks.


1. Wheat Flour: 2 Cups 2. Suji/ Rava: 1 Tsp 3. Sugar: 1 Tsp 4. Salt to taste 5. Oil: 2 Tsp for dough and for frying 6. Water: For kneading a soft dough (around ¼ Cup)



1. Make a big wheat dough by adding all the ingredients. 2. Make multiple smaller dough balls for Puris. 3. Grease the rolling surface with oil. 4. Roll a small rounded Puri. 5. Heat the oil. It should be medium. 6. Put the rolled Puri in medium hot oil and fry them (refer video)

Air Fryer Method:

1. Preheat the air fryer for 400 F for r 5 min. 2. Oil the air fryer basket with oil spray or by brushing it. 3. Put 2-3 Puris at a time in the preheated oven. Spray the above surface too. 4. Put air fryer lid and put it on 400F for 5 min. 5. Take them out carefully and serve them hot. Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!!

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Rose Barfi with a twist/ नारळाच्या वड्या (with secret )/Rose Barfi Recipe/How To Make Barfi?

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Rakhi pornima (राखी पौर्णिमा) or Raksha Bandhan is around the corner so make these lip smacking Coconut Barfi in less than 15 minutes and please your brothers or your siblings 🙂 Raksha Bandhan is nothing but a day when a brother takes an oath to protect his sister for life, and sister ties a Rakhee (a decorated thread) on his right wrist and feeds him sweets. On this day Narali Pornima is also celebrated. A festival where the fishermen worship Sea. Usually this is celebrated in Maharashtra-Goa region of India. So just wanted to give a twist to regular Narali Bhat menu and make this barfi. I have attached the recipe of Narali Bhat also here. It's an instant pot recipe to make traditional Narali Bhat.


1. Fresh grated coconut: 2 Cups (fresh or frozen) 2. Sugar: 1 Cup 3. Milk Powder: 1/4 Cup 4. Gulkand: 1/4 to 1/2 Cup 5. Cardamom Powder: 1/2 Tssp 6. Slivered Alomond: 1 Tbsp 7. Pistachios: 1 Tbsp (Crushed) 8. Red food color: A few drops 9. Rose water: 1/4 Tsp 10. Ghee/ Clarified Butter: For greasing the pan


1. Dry roast the coconut till there is less moisture in it. 2. After 3-4 minutes of stirring add sugar to it and stir for 7-8 minutes or till the sugar is dissolved. 3. Add milk powder as a binding agent and to give rich texture to the barfi. 4. Stir till the mixture leaves the bottom of the pan. 5. Now add gulkand and stir it well. 6. Mix food color in milk and add it to the above mixture. 7. Add almonds and cardamom powder. Stir well. 8. After couple of minutes of stirring. Take this mixture on a greased plate. 9. Spread it well. Garnish with slivered almonds and crushed pistachios. 10. Put it in the refrigerator and cut in desired shape. 11. This barfi will be sticky initially so please cut it after 3-5 hours. However it's literally melt in your mouth. Hope you all like this super easy recipe. Do try it and let me know in your comments. Happy cooking !!!! Follow us on social media: **Youtube: **Instagram: **Facebook: **Blogger: #Kirtiskitchenkatta #maharashtra #southindia #नारळाच्यावड्या #rakshabandhan #bhaiduj #coconut #dessert #indianfood #foodporn #foodphotography #foodphotographyprops

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Aayush kadha/ Immunity Booster/How to make AYUSH KADHA at home/ आयुष मंत्रालय/ Ayurvedic Concoction

#Kirtiskitchenkatta #Ayushkadha #ImmunityBooster #AyushMantralay #NarendraModiji #Lockdown #Quarantine #HomeRemedies #NarendraModi #maharashtra


I'm not a doctor or a Medical professional. So please consume this concoction at your own risk and/or by consulting your doctor. I should not be held responsible for any side effects if you have after consumption of this drink (which is very unlikely). If pregnant, please consult your gynecologist before consumption. On Tuesday, 14th April 2020 Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi ji addressed the nation and asked people to drink Kadha, an Ayurvedic drink, to help boost their immune system. The AYUSH Ministry recommended to take this special concoction once or twice a day to improve your immunity, which will help your body fight off infections. Now you must be wondering why am I putting it out on YouTube? The reason is, recently I had very bad sore throat and wasn't feeling too well. I usually make this kadha regularly, but to my surprise I saw that this has been suggested by respected prime minister too. So for the benefit of all, thought of documenting it on my channel. So here is the recipe of how to make your own immunity-boosting drink at home.


1. Basil (Tulsi) Leaves: 10-15 (small) 2. Cardamom powder: 1/2 Tsp 3. Cinnamon sticks: 2 4. Dried Ginger powder: 1/2 Tsp 5. Black Pepper powder: 1/2 Tsp 6. Raisin (Black & Golden): 8-10 7. Turmeric powder: 1/2 Tsp 8. Cloves: 4 9. Honey/Jaggery: 3 Tbsp 10. Fresh Lemon Juice 11. Water: 1.5-2 cups


1. Take water in a heavy bottom pan. 2. Add all the ingredients (except lemon juice) and boil it together. 3. After 8-9 minutes the water will reduce to half. 4. Strain it and add lemon juice. 5. Our homemade immunity-booster drink is now ready to be consumed. 6. The AYUSH Ministry recommended to take this Special Concoction once or twice a day to improve immunity, which will help your body fight off infections.

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