Chandra Ram



The Instant Pot® is a game-changer for Indian cooking — it replaces a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, bread proofer and steamer. In The Complete Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook, award-winning editor and author Chandra Ram shares 130 recipes from all over India, specifically designed for the Instant Pot®, that meld Indian ingredients with North American sensibilities. Recipes range from traditional to modern and go beyond the greatest hits that you see in Indian restaurants. You'll find tons of familiar favorites, including Butter Chicken and Chana Masala, less well-known regional dishes like dosas, biryanis and dal stews, and contemporary twists on Indian flavors, such as Bafat-Spiced Ribs, Orange Cumin Salmon and Chocolate Chai Pudding. The book takes you through all the parts of an Indian meal while teaching you how to get the most out of your Instant Pot®. She also offers suggested meal plans, easy substitutions and tips for building an Indian pantry. Cooking Indian food has never been as approachable, fast or easy.

Nominated for a 2019 IACP Book Award!

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Oct 3, 4, 5, Chicago:

Indian Cookbook Dinners at Sunday Dinner Club!

I’ll be cooking for three nights with my friends/chef icons Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski! Join us for a five-course dinner that combines the best of India and Sunday Dinner Club (plus a Honey Butter Fried Chicken CAmeo!)


Oct. 22, Chicago:

An On-stage Conversation with Sean Brock

I’ll be in conversation with Sean Brock about his new cookbook, south in partnership with Read It & Eat. The event is 6:30-8:30pm at the Chicago History Museum. Get tickets here!

Nov 11, Atlanta:

Indian Cookbook Dinner at Chai Pani

I’ll cooking dinner with the uber-talented Meherwan Irani. The five-course dinner includes a signed copy of the book, a welcome cocktail and a tin of spicewalla spices. Get tickets here!

Nov 29,


Indian Cookbook Dinner at Tribal Gallery. Info coming soon!


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