Split Pea Stew

This Turkish-inspired Instant Pot split pea stew is very tasty and filling.
Made of yellow split peas this delicious stew is a simple, rich and
nutritious soup, full of warm, aromatic spices and flavors that will make
you ask for more.
From Ayurvedic Point of View:
Peas are nutritious vegetables. They’re a healthy source of protein and
fiber. They are high in nutrients that are helpful in reducing the risk of
cancer. They also inhibit protein digestion that results in stagnation and
gas.

Servings: 1
Time to Prepare: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1.5 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium white onion (diced)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp. chili powder or cayenne pepper
1 medium carrot (diced into small cubes)
1 celery stick (diced into cubes)
4–5 cloves garlic (diced finely)
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped tinned tomatoes
1.75 L vegetable stock (3 vegetable stock cubes)
1 tsp. paprika powder
1 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups yellow split peas (rinsed well)
Serve with chopped chives or scallions, extra lemon and yogurt
(optional)

Instructions:
  1. Press the Sauté key on the Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Add the
    olive oil, the onion, the carrot, and the celery and cook for 4
    minutes, stirring a couple of times.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Cancel the Sauté
    function by clicking the Keep/Cancel button.
  3. Place and secure the lid, making sure the steam release handle
    is pointing to Sealing. Click Manual (High Pressure) Button and
    adjust to 10 minutes. The Pressure Cooker will continue to work
    after 3 beeps.
  4. When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to be released for 4-
    5 minutes and then use the Quick Release method before
    removing the lid.
  5. Serve with sliced chives or scallions and extra lemon on the
    side. A dollop of full-fat natural yogurt or coconut yogurt (or
    other vegan option) is great when mixed in.

Potato Vegetable Stew

You’re going to love this healthy, hearty chowder; vegan and gluten-free.
It’s packed with veggies, including celery. It’s not too heavy, so it makes a
good light partner for the sandwich.
From Ayurvedic Point of View:
As per Ayurveda, potatoes are considered being calming, but astringent or
dry in taste, with a cool and sweet post-digestive effect. Although usually
fine for all Doshas, certain forms of Vata and Pitta may be impaired by
arthritis or liver toxicity.
Ayurveda considers onion and garlic more than food. As a result, onions
and garlic are known as blood purifiers in Ayurveda. While garlic has
curing properties, onions have cooling properties and are a perfect summer
snack. Onions are sweet in flavor and help promote better digestion.

Servings: 6
Time to prepare: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

5 pounds russet potatoes (cut into cubes)
4 cups vegetable broth/stock ( use gluten-free)
1/2 cup diced carrots
3 cloves garlic (minced)
2 to 3 cups non-dairy milk of your choice
4 tsp. vegan butter (sunflower or almond)
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced yellow onion
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:
  1. Place the potatoes in the inner lining of your 6-quarter or larger
    Instant Pot, then top with celery, onion, carrots, vegetable
    butter, garlic, and pepper. Pour the vegetable broth over the top.
    There’s no need to stir.
  2. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Put on Manual High Pressure
    for 5 minutes.
  3. When the five minutes of High Pressure Cooking period is
    finished, gently release the pressure. It should take a couple of
    minutes for all the steam to be released.
  4. Once the steam has been emitted and the locking pin dropped,
    gently detach the lid. Within you’ll have fork-tender potatoes
    and vegetables ready to turn into chowder!
  5. Use a potato masher (makes a chunkier soup) or an immersion
    blender, mix until the vegetables are the smoothness you like in
    the chowder. Then pour in two cups of milk. If you like it to be a
    little thinner, add another cup of milk.
  6. Serve topped with shredded cheese/Daiya, green onions, and
    coconut bacon (or oink-bacon).
  7. Remains can be kept in the refrigerator or frozen. When
    reheating, you’ll need to add a little more liquid, like vegetable
    broth or milk. This is because the starches in the potatoes tend
    to thicken, and you’re going to want to thin it out a little.
  8. Optional toppings: shredded cheese or Daiya (dairy-free cheese
    shreds); sliced green onions; coconut bacon (or regular if that’s
    your way of cooking).

Note:

  1. I like to use Russet potatoes when making soup. If you like
    potato soup with big pieces of potatoes in it, you would want to
    use Yukon gold potatoes.