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Indian Pressure Cooker recipes


Last Updated : Aug 05,2020



प्रेशर कुक - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Pressure Cooker recipes in Hindi)
પ્રેશર કૂકરમાં બનતિ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Pressure Cooker recipes in Gujarati)

Indian pressure cooker recipes | cooker sabzi, Khichdi, dals, desserts |

Indian pressure cooker recipes | cooker sabzi, Khichdi, dals, desserts | Ah! Pressure Cooker is a boon to many. Pressure cooking is a method in which water is added at the base of cooker, the vessel with the food to be cooked is place in it and then the lid is closed and the food is cooked at a high pressure. It is so simple. Try out the recipe of Broken Wheat Upma for Breakfast.

Broken Wheat UpmaBroken Wheat Upma

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6 Benefits of Pressure Cooking

  1. Pressure cooker is very easy to operate.
  2. Pressure cooking reduces the cooking time by almost 2/3.
  3. Cooking in the Pressure Cooker preserves the nutrients. Bajra Khichdi is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre.
  4. It saves fuel.
  5. It is convenient.
  6. There is less cleaning to do with less utensils to wash.

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

While there are so many advantages, one disadvantage is that it is easy for the food to get over-cooked. So you need to cook each food delicacy for just the exact number of whistles.

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Pressure Cooker Indian Khichdi

Khichdi is a comfort food to Indians. It is no more considered a sick person’s diet. A simple Moong Dal Khichdi can be made more tickling to the taste buds by the addition of masalas like done in the recipe of Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Basic garlic, onions and our Indian masala dabba perks up the flavours.

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Want to try something extremely nourishing? Turn to Vitamin Khichdi – it suits a healthy individual to someone who has diabetes to heart disease and even a pregnant woman to kids.

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10% of protein, 11% of calcium and 16% of magnesium needs are fulfilled by this Vitamin Khichdi. This is much enough to ensure a way to strong bones.

Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )

Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )

Looking for a khichdi without rice? Try Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi. Apart from curbing cholesterol, barley also helps control weight gain.

Barley and Moong Dal KhichdiBarley and Moong Dal Khichdi

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Pressure Cooker Indian Sabzis

A lovable subzi made of common ingredients combined intelligently in a quick and easy but exceptionally tasty form! What else do we need? Yes, subzis can also be made in a pressure cooker. It is a notion that sabzis tend to turn soggy in pressure cooker. But we recommend trying Kathal ki Subzi.

 Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit SubziKathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi

The famous Baghara Baingan can also be made in a pressure in just 17 minutes. Surprise your loved ones with this subzi accompanied with a phulka.

Hyderabadi Baghara BainganHyderabadi Baghara Baingan

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And do not miss out on trying the famous Oondhiya in a pressure cooker. A colourful combination of vegetables and fenugreek-flavoured dumplings are cooked with an aromatic masala that features coconut, coriander and assorted spice powders. Enjoy this delicacy hot and fresh, with rotis or rice, to make a hearty meal!

Oondhiya ( Pressure Cooker )

Oondhiya ( Pressure Cooker )

Pressure Cooker Indian Dals

Pressure cooker dals are of two types – one you can cook the dal separately and then temper it like Hare Lehsun ki Dal and another you can temper it, add all the ingredients and sit back and enjoy TV while the dal is being cooked in the pressure cooker. A classic example of this Spicy Yellow Moong Dal.

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

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There are a range of traditional pressure cookers to enjoy as well. Gujarati dal is quite famous. Many Indian weddings have it on their list.

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

If you go to the east of Indian, you will find Bengali Dal Kalai. It is a simple dal from Bengali kitchens, Dal Kalai is made by flavouring cooked urad dal with a paste of saunf and ginger.

Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal
Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal

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There are some delicacies which are made with a combination of dals. The Spicy Mixed Dal recipe is easy and quick to prepare all you needn’t to do is soak the dals to ensure uniform cooking. At home we have it with Steamed Rice.

Spicy Mixed Dal

Spicy Mixed Dal

Pressure Cooker Indian Soups

There is nothing more pleasing than a hot bowl of soup. And if it is made in a pressure cooker, the efforts are really less. Why not try Garlicy Beetroot Soup – this soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour.

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

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Bombay Curry Soup is a sumptuous soup with a desi flavour. With dal and rice, it is quite filling and can be served as a quick snack or a meal-in-a-bowl.

Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with SpinachStrength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach

Mixed Vegetable Soup is sure to please one and all. It is a family treat. Here, we have combined tangy tomatoes with an assortment of veggies like onions, cabbage and capsicum, which contribute a rich aroma and flavour to the soup.

 Mixed Vegetable SoupMixed Vegetable Soup

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Indian Style Pumpkin and Carrot Soup is yet another enjoyably sweet soup which does not require much salt. Made with very few ingredients and finally laced with pepper powder this soup has guaranteed satisfaction! There is no doubt about anybody not liking the soup, because it transforms the humble pumpkin into nothing short of a sumptuous delicacy.

Nutritious Pumpkin Carrot SoupNutritious Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Pressure Cooker Indian Salads

Enjoy the Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing chilled, to relish an exciting crunch and to avoid sogginess. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang enjoy this salad.

Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Chick Pea Salad with Mint Dressing is one of the most nutritious beans - chick peas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy salad with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin a content.

Pressure Cooker Indian Sweets and Desserts

Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without MawaQuick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa

From Quick Gajar Halwa without Mawa to Doodhi Halwa, you can enjoy it all. You no longer need to keep stirring and cooking the halwa for a long time.

Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe

Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe

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Many of us enjoy a cake over Indian sweets. For all the dessert lovers who don’t have an oven, pressure cooker comes to rescue. Try your favourite Eggless Chocolate Cake in a Pressure Cooker. Serve this soft and succulent eggless chocolate cake warm and fresh off the cooker with a cup of tea, top it with ice-cream to make a delicious dessert, or decorate it to make the prettiest – and tastiest - cake in town.

Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking )

Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking )

Pressure Cooker Indian Street Food

How about trying a Pressure Cooker Pav Bhaji. Made on a tava on the streets of Mumbai, it is now also possible in a pressure cooker in just 20 minutes. 3 Whistles is also you have to wait for your favourite fast food to be on the table.

Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking )

Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking )

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Recipe# 2112
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Recipe# 22169
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Recipe# 6198
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 2987
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Recipe# 2949
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Recipe# 3466
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Recipe# 3530
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Recipe# 2129
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Recipe# 1725
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Recipe# 1568
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by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 4797
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 5291
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by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 3571
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 by Tarla Dalal
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