As the year 2021 comes to an end, I’d want to thank you all and wish you a very Happy New Year. There’s no doubting that 2021 was the year of comfort food. I hope that you have made some memories cooking and sharing delicious food with your family and friends!

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2021
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Today I’m going to share your top ten favorite Piping Pot Curry recipes for 2021. This ranking is based on data from our readers (you!) who saw, shared, and cooked the most. I put forth a lot of effort to ensure that the recipes work for you, and they are tested several times before they appear on the site.

I am grateful and thankful to YOU all, my readers, for your love and support to make 2021 a memorable and successful year! You all make my work completely worth it, by liking, commenting, saving, sharing and most importantly, trying my recipes.

1. Chicken Biryani

chicken biryani served on a plate garnished with cilantro, onions and lime
4.88 from 116 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

This Instant Pot Chicken Biryani has fragrant rice cooked with tender juicy chicken along with lots of warming spices and caramelized onions. This Indian chicken and rice dish is popular all over the world. This one-pot version made in a pressure cooker is easy to make even on busy weeknights in less than an hour.
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2. Air Fryer Plantains

roasted air fryer plantains
4.90 from 65 votes

Air Fryer Plantains

These Air Fryer Plantains are a perfect side dish or snack. Made in the air fryer for a healthier version with much less calories compared to the traditional fried plantains. Vegan, gluten-free, paleo and whole30 approved.
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3. Crispy Dosa

Crispy Dosa with chutney and sambar in a plate
5 from 14 votes

How to make Dosa (Crispy Dosa Recipe)

Learn how to make the best crispy dosa's from scratch with homemade dosa batter, along with all the tips and tricks to get the perfect crispy dosa's every time!
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4. Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal in a hand bowl garnished with cilantro
4.93 from 28 votes

Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal is a sweet, spicy and tangy lentil soup, made with pigeon peas (tuvar dal), lots of warming spices and the sweetness of jaggery. This staple dal from the Gujarat region of India can be enjoyed with rice, roti or as a soup! 
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5. Air Fryer Roasted Beets

air fryer beets in a plate topped with parsley
4.89 from 60 votes

Air Fryer Beets

Sweet and tender crisp Air fryer Roasted Beets are a delicious side dish that gets ready in few minutes. Perfectly roasted, these beets are whole30, paleo, vegan, gluten-free and can be added to any salad or enjoyed as is.
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6. Kalakand

Kalakand with ricotta cheese
4.93 from 14 votes

Kalakand (Easy 30-Minute Recipe)

Kalakand is one of the most popular Indian desserts enjoyed during festivals. It is a delectable soft milk fudge flavored with cardamom and saffron, and decorated with slivered pistachios. You will love my easy Instant Kalakand recipe to make this melt-in-the-mouth sweet in less than 30 minutes!
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7. Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Asian style kung pan Brussels sprouts in a bowl with chopsticks
4.75 from 28 votes

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

A simple yet delicious side dish, these Kung Pao Brussels sprouts are easy-to-whip-up in the air fryer. Garnished with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds, they can be made in less than 30 minutes.
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8. Quinoa Chili

Quinoa chili in a bowl with spoons
4.91 from 54 votes

Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili with Quinoa

This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili is an easy comforting weeknight dinner for those cold rainy or snowy days. Made with black beans, quinoa and veggies, it is healthy with lots of protein and fiber. The best part is the dump-and-go recipe that can be made in minutes in the pressure cooker!
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9. Paneer Vindaloo

Paneer vindaloo curry in a white bowl with naan in the back.
4.95 from 18 votes

Paneer Vindaloo

Paneer Vindaloo is the vegetarian version of the restaurant favorite Goan Vindaloo Curry. Paneer cubes are cooked in a fiery-red sauce packed with bold flavors. Enjoy this gluten-free curry with rice or naan for a satisfying dinner!
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10. Khandvi

Gujarati Khandvi on a serving tray with sesame seeds and cilantro on the side
4.88 from 8 votes

Gujarati Khandvi Recipe

Learn how to make this popular healthy snack from Gujarat – Khandvi rolls. These melts in the mouth, soft and flavorful rolls are made with chickpea flour and then tempered with mustard seeds, sesame seeds and garnished with fresh cilantro leaves and grated coconut.
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I hope you enjoyed seeing the most loved recipes for 2021 on Piping Pot Curry. How many of these have you tried? I would love to hear what recipes you would like to see in 2022. Leave a comment below or message me on Facebook or Instagram about recipes you want me to share in 2021!

Thank you, all the readers and followers, for an unexpectedly awesome 2021. I am looking forward to sharing many more delicious recipes in 2022!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. I am so glad to have found you. I have a limited knowledge of Indian food and although I probably won’t prepare many of them, for many reasons such as my age, ingredients that I can’t find, I will have a better idea of what to order in a restaurant. Although the closest to me is about 90 to 100 miles away and it is snowing here, I really, really want to go
    Thanks again and happy new year.