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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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Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani delicacies are traditionally laden with ghee but not to worry, for here is a healthier version! chana dal helps to thicken the dal and imparts body to the dish. Add amchur as per your taste, more if you like it sour, else just a little.
Shahi Korma Biryani
Recipe# 22153
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Truly royal! unlike the traditional method of adding loads of cream, ghee etc. To make this shahi recipe, here we use low fat milk and zero-oil. You won’t know the difference… it tastes just as good! i have replaced cream with poppy seeds and cashewnut paste to impart the required richness and flavo ....
Darbari Dal (  Mughlai Khana)
Recipe# 38162
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This simple dal made with toovar and masoor dals is transformed when curds and cream are added to it. The curds provides the right amount of tanginess. Dals were made by the mughals by simering them over a slow flame for hours together, however we the recipe provided makes use of the pressure cooker ....
Suva Chana Dal
Recipe# 5705
04 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, the right combination of nutrients works better than a single supplement in overcoming a shortfall. In boosting haemoglobin levels for example, a combination of iron and protein will do the job better, as in the case of this Suva Chana Dal where the former brings in protein to support the ....
Stuffed Brinjal and Onion Khichdi ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22159
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another dish with a combination of stuffed vegetables and khichdi, which are mixed together and pressure cooked till done. You can use vegetables of your choice or whatever is available at home. Not only is this dish colourful and palatable, the horde of ingredients makes it nutritious too. Masoor d ....
Bharvan Baingan Khichdi
Recipe# 22157
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way to serve brinjal and khichadi! 'Bharvan' means stuffed, brinjal are stuffed with a spicy mixture of besan, coconut and spices. It not only adds spice to the otherwise bland khichadi but also perks up the flavour of the dish. Although slightly higher in calories a small portion of ....
Bohri Khichdi
Recipe# 22158
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Stylish, peppy khichdi! Layer the khichdi with a simple onion, curds and red paste gravy to make a tongue-tickling delicacy. Serve hot with low fat curds to enjoy a totally scrumptious meal. Toovar dal, milk and curds, most of the ingredients used in this dish brim with
Dal Pinni
Recipe# 7549
30 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and luscious texture, the Dal Pinni might as well qualify as festive cooking, but it is so satiating and earthy you will want to keep making it again and again! Here, a wholesome mix of dals and kabuli channa is smartly supported by veggies like cabbage and tomatoes that contri ....
Kaddu Ka Bharta (  Swadisht Subzian)
Recipe# 4348
16 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bharta is a slightly mushy vegetable-based dish that tastes heavenly when had with steaming hot rice, or Indian breads too. While you might have surely tasted the famous Baingan Bharta, here is something new for you to try. A delicious bharta made of juicy red pumpkins! The mild sweetness of the pum ....
Cauliflower and Noodle Clear Soup
Recipe# 22755
21 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The cauliflower and noodle clear soup is actually a meal in a bowl, as it contains a liberal helping of veggies, greens and vegetable stock to boot, so there is no dearth of vitamins and antioxidants in this satiating bowlful. You might be wondering why there are no spices used in this soup – but th ....
Chick Pea Soup ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 37704
04 Jan 13

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by Tarla Dalal
This lebanese soup is delicious! throw in garlic, onions, tomatoes and potatoes with a sprinkling of coriander, the flavours come together beautifully. This soup tastes great when chunky, but you could blend it into a creamy, thick soup as well. Serve bubbling hot.
Suva Moong Dal (  Dals)
Recipe# 4783
16 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Relish a delightfully new flavor by throwing in a fistful of dill leaves into pressure cooked moong dal. A tadka with spices and onions complement the dal-dill leaf flavors and make your mealtime zara hatke!
Milk Rice
Recipe# 22528
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An aromatic rice preparation cooked completely in milk with a dash of spices, which gives it a very luxurious taste despite using no oil or ghee. You could serve milk rice as it is with a spicy side-dish, or use it to make other dishes like
Buckwheat, Moong and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 3506
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is light for the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. They often say soup is good for the soul, but I would say, "Khichdi is good for my soul". The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with the aromatic spices. Buckwheat is commonly called as kutto or kutti no daro. T ....
Lazeez Parathas
Recipe# 3590
07 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal and broken wheat make unusual beginnings for a paratha. This combination of bengal gram dal (pulse) and broken wheat (cereal) forms a complete source of protein and also provides fibre. Apart from being rich in nutrients, these parathas are also rich in taste and flavour. Serve them hot an ....
Zero Oil Masoor Dal
Recipe# 22530
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal is a storehouse of nutrients like protein, folic acid, iron and zinc. Protein is required for the formation of new cells, their growth and maintenance. Folic acid and iron on the other hand build up the hemoglobin that carry oxygen and supply nutrients to our body. Zinc enhances the activ ....
Mixed Sprouts, Paneer and Cauliflower Spicy Subzi
Recipe# 2406
27 Jan 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A protein-rich combination of mixed sprouts and paneer cooked along with cauliflower in a spicy, delicious fashion with a paste of red chillies, coconut and other ingredients, this will make you reach out for more of the main course. Enjoy the mixed sprouts, paneer and cauliflower spicy subzi fresh ....
Chick Pea Soup
Recipe# 22592
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lebanese know how to use their favourite chick peas in all possible manner. Presenting here is a soup made from this lentil which is flavoured with the spicy baharat powder and enriched with fragrant cardamom.
Masoor Biryani
Recipe# 5298
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bring rice and fibre-rich masoor together to create a low-cholesterol but infinitely tasty biryani. A special masala, and a thoughtful method of preparation make the masoor biryani a grand fare despite using minimal fat and avoiding unhealthy cooking techniques. You will love the outcome.
Dhansak Rice Recipe, Veg Dhansak
Recipe# 2218
22 Feb 00

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Serve this traditional Parsi dish with fried "papad" sweet mango chutney, curds and chopped onions and tomatoes.
Vegetable and Bean Soup
Recipe# 5270
24 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
An appetising combination of fresh veggies and protein-rich beans cooked in olive oil, which contains a blood cholesterol-lowering substance called 'squalene'. Antioxidants like 'quercetin' and 'selenium' found in onions protect the heart from free radical damage.
Tofu and Sprouts Subzi
Recipe# 22411
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yin and yang. Black and white. Life always becomes more interesting when opposites come together! in this recipe, the crunchiness of sprouts and the softness of tofu come together in one bowl to steal your heart! this dish is easy to make but absolutely delicious! you can use a combination of sprout ....
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