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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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Hariyali Matki Khichdi
Recipe# 39571
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Appealing to look at, and soothing to taste, this Hariyali Matki Khichdi is chock-full of nutrients served in an irresistibly delicious form. This wholesome khichdi combines rice, moath beans and whole spices with a green paste comprised of coriander, green chillies, coconut, etc., resulting in a di ....
One Meal Soup, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22312
02 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing soup that does wonders for the heart! The One Meal Soup brims with the goodness of vegetables and moong dal, and provides you with a good amount of fibre and protein. It is also a wonderful source of vitamin C , a ....
Ek Toap Na Dal Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 580
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another popular one-dish meal from the kitchens of gujarat, ek top na dal bhaat is an ideal choice for the evenings. Here, rice and dal are cooked together with vegetables and a typical combination of gujarati spices. Serve with plenty of buttermilk, to complete a meal that is sure to leave the fami ....
Palak Kofta Rice
Recipe# 39667
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Koftas add zing to the zero oil palak rice. Try making these soft and tasty koftas with low-fat paneer and palak. Not only palak, but low-fat paneer is also a health booster as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin A. Steaming the koftas instead of deep-frying not only slashes down the fat conten ....
Tomato and Baked Beans Soup
Recipe# 2439
28 Jun 17

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by Tarla Dalal
A spicy soup perfect for a winter’s day, yet not to spicy that it makes your eyes water! The The Tomato and Baked Beans Soup represents a delicate balance of tang and spice mellowed down with white sauce so every mouthful can be relished thoroughly. You can also try other Mexican soups like ....
Kidney Bean Salad, Mexican Kidney Bean Salad
Recipe# 1233
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A yummy salad with an interesting assortment of ingredients, which offer a mix-and-match of multiple textures and flavours. The succulence of cooked kidney beans, the juiciness of tomatoes, the crunch of onions and spring onions, all come together to delight your palate. A pungent, lemony dres ....
Wholesome Khichdi
Recipe# 39568
06 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is perhaps the most popular, comforting and homely of rice dishes, enjoyed by Indians the world over. While there are various versions of khichdi, known by various names, every community has some way of preparing this wholesome combination of rice and moong dal, which is nutritious, energisi ....
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
26 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers. The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi
Recipe# 3896
19 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice not being native to Rajasthan, the people there prefer to use wheat, bajra and jowar even for making typical rice dishes like khichdi and raab. This is one such innovative khichdi recipe adapted to use wheat. Hailing from Bikaner, as the name suggests, the Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a wholeso ....
Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal, Dal Made with 5 Pulses
Recipe# 1554
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
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As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal is a delightful combination of five pulses. If you have remembered to soak the dals earlier, then this recipe can be prepared effortlessly as it uses only common spices and straight-forward methods. It is the combination of pulses that makes this dal so spec ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
Recipe# 716
20 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Perfect for hurried mornings when you want something simple yet flavourful to carry along to work, or on a tired night when you want to prepare a nutritious dinner for your family in a jiffy. With carrots and moong dal for colour, texture and good health, and assorted spices for flavour, this quick ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
Masala Dal
Recipe# 1538
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dal is healthy, plain or spicy. But, this is one excellent dal you just cannot resist! comprising of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices, masala dal is just the thing to have with hot rice and rotis.
Darbari Dal ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33370
16 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Darbari dal, a quick fix dal that can be made when you are tired of making the same old dal fry and dal tadka. All it takes is hot water as a stand by to ease your cooking time.
Ram Khichdi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 586
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy-to-make khichdi from the gujarati town of kathiyavad! a perfect combination of dals, rice and loads of mixed vegetables makes this khichdi nutritious and filling, with a melange of flavours and textures that is irresistible. Enjoy this spicy one-dish meal with low-fat curds, or with kadhi an ....
Sambhariyu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 594
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhariyu shaak is a traditional guajarati stuffed vegetable dish. This dish can be customised to your liking by using any vegetables that you and your family prefer. However, the vegetables are to be selected carefully to make sure they look good and get cooked evenly. Pressure cooking is the easi ....
Lentil and Spinach Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4813
14 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
This hearty soup hosts an abundance of calcium from lentils and spinach. Try it once and you are sure to go for a second helping.
Brinjal Rice (  Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22144
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Palak Toovar Dal ( Calcium Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 4804
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and toovar dal used for this mildly spiced recipe, makes this dal a rich calcium source. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Tittori Dal
Recipe# 4788
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome Parsi dish made of sprouted and peeled vaal perked up with tangy tomatoes and crunchy onions in a soothing base of coconut milk, the Tittori Dal has a very pleasing flavour that will appeal to everybody. While on the one hand, coconut milk gives a rich but soothing flavour and texture, t ....
Oats, Vegetable and Brown Rice Khichdi
Recipe# 41019
25 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An all-in-one meal, which is not only satiating but also gives a bounty of nutrients like antioxidants vitamin A and folic acid to nourish the baby’s brain and skin, and good quality protein and calcium for strong bones, along with iron to build up your iron stores. Brown rice gives you loads ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
06 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter. However, we have ....
Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe
Recipe# 3579
26 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish usually prepared on sundays for a family meal. As the name says, dhansak is an interesting combination of dals (dhan) and vegetables (saak) perked with loads of spices to make it a mouth-watering dish. Being cooked only with 1 teaspoon of oil this is a really healthier ....
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