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Pressure Cooker Recipes

The Pressure Cooker is like a magic wand. The Indian housewife often feels crippled without a pressure cooker. Often, we families relocating to other countries including the pressure cooker as the highest priority item on their packing list! This magic utensil is a steel pan, covered in an airtight way with a lid having a rubber gasket. On top of the lid, there is an opening that is sealed with a special stopper (commonly called as ‘weight’ or ‘whistle’) that retains steam inside the vessel for a while, allowing it to release slowly in a controlled and safe fashion. In short, it helps you to steam cook food in a quick and convenient way, using less fuel.

Pressure cookers made of different material, of different volumes and different brands are easily available in the market. Several recipes have been given in this section, which are adapted to be cooked directly in a pressure cooker to save time. Try your hand at dishes like the Aloo Gobhi Pulao, Panchratni Dal, Sai Bhaji, Maa ki Dal and Oondhiya made using the pressure cooker. You will be surprised to know that you can even make awesome desserts like the Chocolate Pudding using this handy cooker.

You can make lots of  Healthy Pressure Cooker Recipes


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Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39678
14 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Chawal )
Recipe# 38449
10 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Unbelievably tasty yet easy to prepare, the Soya Mutter Pulao is a wholesome treat that your entire family will love. It features an interesting combination of soya chunks and green peas, which contrast each other well in appearance, flavour and texture too. While the pulao does feature the standard ....
Rajma Brown Rice, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42032
06 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rajma Chawal is one of the most famous rice preparations in North India, specially the Delhi region. It is a convenient option to carry in lunch boxes too, as it is satiating and flavour-packed. Here is a healthy version of this North Indian rice delicacy made using brown rice and with lower sal ....
Mexican Salad
Recipe# 32993
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This peppy Mexican Salad of cooked kidney beans and succulent low-fat cottage cheese enhanced with a freshly prepared salsa dressing, is a protein, potassium and fibre rich delight ideal for weight-watchers. Unlike the most Mexican salads, which uses full-fat paneer, this recipe makes use of low-fat ....
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 5689
25 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite! Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both tomatoes and spinach are a good source of folic acid, which also plays an ....
Spicy Mixed Dal
Recipe# 60
09 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
With five protein-rich dals, this spicy mixed dal version combines curds and traditional spices to give a tangy, spicy, delectable accompaniment for parathas and rotis. This dal can be prepared easily and quickly, but remember to soak them together for an hour to ensure uniform cooking.
Rajma
Recipe# 22784
23 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too. However, you will be surprised to see that ....
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Recipe# 40725
22 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Creamy, spicy and tangy, this Tomato Ketchup is as perfect as the ones you get in the market, or even better because of the fresh flavour that is unique to homemade products. Tomatoes are pressure cooked with a spice bag, blended, strained and then cooked till a saucy consistency is achieved. Th ....
Kathal ki Subzi, Jack Fruit Curry
Recipe# 4316
11 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When jackfruit is in season, you see not only the pulpy fruit but also the small, raw vegetables in the market. While some people are familiar with the traditional methods of preparing such rare and seasonal veggies, others are curious. This recipe gives you a quick and easy way to enjoy raw ....
Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39570
13 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
Soya Bhurji ( Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 33347
10 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soya bhurji, enjoy this mouth-watering delicacy, brimming with goodness of soya. Pressure cooking does not require soaking soya granules as it gets cooked with other ingredients. Do not open the lid immediately let it stand for a while so that the granules soak up excess water if any. It is ....
Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
10 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry. A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39566
03 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a tr ....
Zucchini Bajra Khichdi
Recipe# 38498
24 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This khichdi, which innovatively combines bajra, zucchini and colourful capsicum, looks and tastes good! Bajra is highly alkaline, which makes it very effective against acidity. The Zucchini Bajra Khichdi also goes easy on the spices and oil, making it all the more friendly to a sensitive stom ....
Aloo Mutter, Aloo Matar Pressure Cooker
Recipe# 33353
07 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo mutter, one of the quickest vegetables to prepare, it will come to your rescue whenever you are pressed for time! Tomato puree gives a nice, evenly coated texture to this subzi. Try other recipes like Pindi Chole or
Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao
Recipe# 33092
10 Aug 15

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by Tarla Dalal
A unique tiffin that your kid is sure to love! Children are generally very fond of the flavour and texture of cheese, but sometimes parents find it challenging to pack cheese-based foods in the snack box as it tends to get chewy. But, this Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao is a delightful option, w ....
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ( Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 41264
18 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody dreams of making the perfect homemade cake to celebrate a special occasion, but some are afraid of trying and some don’t have the right tools. With this Eggless Vanilla Cake (Pressure Cooker) recipe, you have no excuses left for not trying. It is really easy and does not require any sp ....
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
Recipe# 2824
21 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, Chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic. A ....
Nutritious Pumpkin Soup
Recipe# 22310
23 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Add zing to your meal with this aromatic Kaddu Soup, which is flavoured beautifully with dill seeds. The delicious combination of pumpkin and carrots is enjoyably sweet, and does not require much salt. Moreover, pumpkin is low in sodium, which makes this Nutritious Pumpkin Soup a boon for thos ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
Methiche Varan
Recipe# 4799
22 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
Mixed Sprouts Rice
Recipe# 31071
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This protein-rich rice preparation also presents a fiesta of colours, thanks to the use of a large variety of sprouts and veggies. Traditional indian spices add flavour to the rice, while the innovative use of pav bhaji masala imparts a tempting aroma to the vegetable preparation. The method adopted ....
Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Recipe# 36699
18 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Name the texture, name the flavour, and you are sure to find it in this exciting salad. 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, this Salads features a wide assort ....
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