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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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Instant Lemon Pickle ( Zero Oil)
Recipe# 22184
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a quick and easy sweet lemon pickle that is ready within minutes as compared to the traditional recipe which takes 20 days to prepare. Whole lemons are pressure cooked with water till the lemon skins are soft. Try and cut the lemons in the mixing bowl in which the pickle is to be combined w ....
Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi
Recipe# 38453
10 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious masala-stuffed vegetables, rice and dal are carefully cooked together in this one of a kind recipe. A great one dish meal, Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi when served with buttermilk, also makes a fabulous potluck lunch.
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal (  Dals)
Recipe# 4785
16 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Not sure how to use up the remaining ridge gourd lying in your fridge? Make some delicious dal using ridge gourd an ingredient. Sautéed ridge gourd, onions and spice are cooked together with pressure-cooked moong dal and a sizzling hot tempering poured over it. Serve hot, it tastes delicious!
Shajahani Dal
Recipe# 4793
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dal is certain to please the king! Kabuli channa is over-cooked and blended into a coarse puree. The puree is cooked in hot oil with onions and spices before thick, creamy coconut milk is added to the dal. Don’t forget the garnish before serving!
Mix Vegetable Clear Soup with Macaroni
Recipe# 798
06 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Clear soups are a great canvas to exercise your creativity. There is no strict rule about what can or cannot go into a clear soup – it depends completely upon your taste, availability of ingredients, and what you feel like having on that day! Nevertheless, some classic recipes like this Mixed ....
Vegetable, Tomato and Lentil Soup
Recipe# 799
18 Sep 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Nothing short of a meal in a bowl, the Vegetable, Tomato and Lentil Soup is bursting with the flavours of the many veggies it contains. Chopped tomatoes and a dash of ketchup give it a delectable tanginess, while lentils give it a luscious and satiating consistency and mouth-feel. We have adde ....
Rajma Saagwala ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22203
13 Jun 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rajma's versatility needs no introduction. It fits beautifully into quite a range of recipes! Here it combines with healthy amaranth leaves, which are rich in fibre, folic acid and vitamin C. Rajma Saagwala, Mixed Veggie Raita and
Moong Dal Sultani
Recipe# 22167
15 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even commonly consumed dals rock when combined intelligently with the right ingredients! Garlic and tomatoes add tang and taste to this versatile dal, which goes well with rice as well as with phulkas. Folic acid content of moong dal is an added benefit to this dal. Serve with
Panchratni Dal
Recipe# 4787
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whole moong, urad and masoor are pressure cooked with the channa and toovar dals, resulting in a nutritious meal that is filling as well. A saucy tadka of spices, onions and tomatoes blended with the dals makes it super tasty!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
Recipe# 5707
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
Palak Toovar Dal
Recipe# 3885
15 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal has a knack of combining well with greens, providing the right mushiness without becoming gooey. Here, palak and toovar dal come together, smartly pressure-cooked and hand-blended to the right consistency. A couple of whole spices added as a tempering impart a fresh aroma and irresistible ....
Khandeshi Dal
Recipe# 4792
16 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Organize an outdoor lunch -dish up hot Bajra Roti and serve with khandeshi dal-they make an amazing pair. Moong, masoor, toovar and urad dals are cooked with a spicy paste made of onions, dry coconut, chillies, pepper and more. A ....
Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls
Recipe# 1544
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Unfussy cooking with just tomatoes and onions helps highlight the nutty flavour of beans. Here, the addition of potato balls transforms a simple mixed beans curry into a more elaborate delicacy, without losing its basic nature. The addition of cashews or peanuts provides a much needed crunch in the ....
Pumpkin Raita, Creamy Pumpkin Raita
Recipe# 40791
22 Apr 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in the creamy consistency and refreshing flavour of this delicious Pumpkin Raita. The pleasant sweetness of pumpkin, sourness of curd and mild spiciness of the tempering combine beautifully to give this raita a very balanced flavour. Make sure you do not add water to the pumpkin while ....
Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 38766
04 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a vibrantly colored soup that is tasteful and soothing. The addition of cream gives the beetroot soup a rich mouth feel, while a dash of freshly ground pepper imparts a mild spiciness to an otherwise sweetish soup. The maida-butter-milk combo gives the soup a luscious consistency, which you ....
Palak Pulao, Palak Rice, Spinach Rice
Recipe# 40890
26 May 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Simple elegance, that describes the Palak Pulao best of all. Easy and tasty, this Spinach Rice is loaded with spinach and moong dal, and derives its flavour from ingredients like onions, green chillies and tomatoes. You will be surprised to note that this Palak Rice does not use any spices, bu ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Garlicky Moong Sprouts Soup with Spinach
Recipe# 40898
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Some of life’s greatest pleasures and most valuable treasures come in simple packages! This Garlicky Moong Sprouts Soup with Spinach is a perfect example. Loads of nutrients and remarkable taste are attained with minimal ingredients and an easy procedure! Spinach and moong are protein and iron ....
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33048
11 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
25 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
Hariyali Dalia
Recipe# 38997
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Start your day with a burst of green! pressure cook a bunch of mint, coriander and dil leaves with broken wheat to create a truly wholesome breakfast in a jiffy. Drink a glass of juice or milkshake and you are good to go!
Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers
Recipe# 40476
18 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak masoor dal for Babies and Toddlers | spinach masoor dal for babies | palak dal with masoor for kids | dal palak recipe for babies | with 25 amazing images. Palak M ....
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