675. Instant Pot Corn Potato Cheddar Soup

July 24, 2017mayurisjikoni
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Amazing Gadgets

    Whenever I’m at my son’s place in Montreal, the first few days go into cleaning his place. Out of all my three kids he’s probably the one with the most gadgets. Home cleaning becomes an easier task and love that our clothes do not have that awful damp smell. The wonders of a clothes dryer. His kitchen too is equipped with some of the best and powerful appliances. Every visit and we add a new gadget. 

    This time round I was appalled at the state of our very useful pressure cooker. The bottom no longer sits well on the hob and I just don’t want to get you into the colour of the poor pressure cooker. So I insisted that we buy an Instant Pot as anyway I’d read so much about it and a few bloggers even use it regularly. In a small kitchen we need gadgets that are multi functional. So the Instant Pot fits that description. 

   I would recommend an Instant Pot anytime. However, don’t think I’ll get one for my home in Mombasa because of the frequent power cuts and power fluctuations. However, here it works like a charm. I had put some tuvar dal on the slow cooker mode and gone to the market. When we got back home after 3 hours the dal was cooked. I cook rice in it frequently because its also a rice cooker. Saute some dry sabji or a sabji with gravy. No noisy whistles and the best think is that it does not generate heat like a hob, grill or oven does. You can steam stuff in it so next recipe to try is dokhra in the Instant Pot. Can put eggs to boil and don’t have to worry about water getting over. It all works on a timer. As soon as the time is over, the Instant Pot goes into the warm mode. The options are endless.

   When Preethi who blogs at Preethi’s Cuisine suggested #Fireless Cooking as our 102th theme for FoodieMonday/ Bloghop group, I knew what I wanted to show off… my new Instant Pot 🙂 As my son is reading my post as I’m typing, he comments ‘ you could have blogged anything your cook here as its all fireless!’ My reply ‘ yes I know but I so want to show off my Instant Pot’. He walked away with a quizzical look on his face and must be thinking that I’m crazy :0

   I made some soup in the Instant Pot. It was ready within 15 minutes. Check out the recipe for a quick and filling soup.





4-6 Servings

3 cups small cubes of potatoes (peeled and cubed)
2 cups sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 medium onion finely chopped 
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper powder
1 tsp chilli flakes
¼ cup chopped spring onion
¼ cup chopped fresh coriander

  1. Add oil in the inner pot of the Instant Pot (IP).
  2. Switch it on to the saute mode.
  3. As soon as the oil becomes a little hot, add the chopped onions. 
  4. Stir frequently and cook the onions till it becomes soft.
  5. Add the garlic. Stir and add potato cubes. Add salt and the water. Mix well.
  6. Close the lid of the IP. Turn the vent to the sealing position.
  7. Set the timer to 5 minutes manually.
  8. After the 5 minutes are over, cover the vent with a dish cloth.
  9. Move the vent to the venting position.
  10. Lift the vent gently using a long spoon or a knife.The steam will come out. Its best to use a dish cloth so that you don’t get burnt with the hot steam and it doesn’t create a mess.
  11. Open the lid. 
  12. Set to the saute mode again. 
  13. Add corn and milk and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  14. Add cheese, pepper, spring onion and coriander. Mix well.
  15. Serve piping hot soup with some bread of your choice.
  16. If you are not going to serve the soup immediately, close the lid. It will stay hot for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Add any other veg of your choice.
  • I mashed some of the cooked potatoes to make the soup base a bit thicker.
  • You can add ¼ cup cream if you want to.
You may want to check out some of my Fireless Cooking Recipes:
Mangonada (freezing and blending)
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal  Cups (baked)
Tzatziki (mixing and chopping)
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  • Aruna

    July 24, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Soups are always so comforting, especially in rainy or cold weather.

  • Sujata Roy

    July 24, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Soup looks so creamy and delicious. Is this pot something like rice cooker? Superb share.

  • Sasmita

    July 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Such a creamy soup and it looks yum di 🙂

  • Pushpita Aheibam

    July 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Congratulations on the new Instant Pot MayuriDi! This creamy potato corn soup with cheddar looks very tempting in this weather.

  • alkajena

    July 24, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I love the instant pot and its convenience , the corn potato cheddar soup looks yummy

  • Poonam Bachhav

    July 24, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    This corn potato cheedar soup looks so creamy di..perfect comfort food for this season 😃


    July 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    The soup is so creamy and looks lip smacking!Delicious with bread!

  • veena krishnakumar

    July 25, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Mayuri this soup looks so creamy and rich. Yumm

  • waagmi Soni

    July 25, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Potato soup with corn looks so tempting dee….love it

  • thegalnxtdoor

    July 25, 2017 at 10:23 am

    The soup looks absolutely delicious!

  • Sasmita

    July 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Such a creamy soup and it looks yum di 🙂

  • Mallika Bhandary

    July 25, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Wow instant pot seems very handy and the soup looks delicious!!����

  • Shobha

    July 28, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I love these creamy soups.. My daughter-in-law also makes them with variations.

  • krispykadhai

    July 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Amazing and delish soup…

  • Give Me Some Spice

    July 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Isn't the instant pot amazing? I love the way you have made the delicioussoup using all it's functions!! No wonder so many of my American friends take it on their motoring holidays as they can cook something quick in their hotel rooms!! What filling have you used in your rolls? They look amazing too!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    July 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I love all your mouthwatering photos, the recipe looks great and I like the fact that its so easy nad quick to cook in the instapot.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:30 am

    They are Aruna.. thanks.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Thanks Sujata. Instant Pot is like a pressure cooker without the noise. It works like a rice cooker too and has so many other functions like you can saute, boil, steam and also use it as a slow cooker.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Thank you Sasmita.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Yes, Pushpita its like getting a new toy but sadly will have to leave it in Montreal as we have too much power fluctuations in Mombasa. Thanks, the soup did turn out creamy.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Thanks Alka.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:34 am

    I had to make the soup as its corn season in Canada, though it was so hot outside 🙂

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Thanks Amrita… with home made bread its the best 🙂

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Thanks Veena, I mashed some of the potato cubes to make it thick.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:37 am

    It was really yummy especially since the corn was fresh and tender and who doesn't love cheese;)

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Thanks Priya.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Thanks Sasmita.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:39 am

    It is Mallika… you should get one. I love it and thanks.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:40 am

    I love them too Shobha and they are filling.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:40 am

    Thanks Kriti.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Thanks Mina.. as the theme was fireless cooking, I thought of getting to know my instant pot more;) I stuffed the rolls with potato, peas, carrot, onion and coriander stuffing… the kind we make for masala sandwich or samosa stuffing.

  • Mayuri Patel

    July 29, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Nayna I too was really amazed at how quickly the soup got ready…but not telling my family as then they'll want me to cook something even on days I am tired especially after an outing.

  • Saswati Hota

    August 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Wow I love the smart looking instant pot and the soup looks warm and comforting.And I also love showing off my gadgets☺

  • Preethi Prasad

    August 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Soup is perfect for the wet weather here and my bad throat too.Wonderful share. Tempted to buy an Instant pot now.

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