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Last Updated : Mar 18,2019



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

449 Pressure Cooker Recipes, Pressure Cooker Vegetarian 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 include the pressure cooker as the highest priority item on the 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, pressure cooker helps you to steam cook food in a quick and convenient way, using less fuel while retaining the nutrients and flavors. Also, it minimizes the use of multiple vessels and reduces your work.

Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Recipes

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji

Pressure cookers made of different material and different volumes by different brands are easily available in the market. Several recipes have been given in this section, which is 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, Pav Bhaji 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.

Bharleli VaangiBharleli Vaangi

For beginners, learn how to make Basmati Rice in a pressure cooker or simply the brown rice and white rice & enjoy them hot and fresh with a dollop of ghee or a tempering of jeera. You can even relish them with a bowl of curd and dal/subzi. Working professionals can opt for quick sabzi recipes like Aloo Mutter, Bharleli Vaangi, Sai Bhaji, Tendli and Matki Subzi. In fact, anyone can cook them in no time using a pressure cooker after a tiring day. Enjoy them with roti or chapatti.

Punjabi delights like Pindi Chole, Dal Tadka, Pressure Cooker Naan can be prepared in a pressure cooker any time of the day; be it lunch or dinner and savored hot.

Pressure Cooker Indian Meals

Jowar and Vegetable KhichdiJowar and Vegetable Khichdi

One-pot meals like Matar Pulao, Masala Bhaat and Corn Methi Pulao require no prior cooking of rice and vegetables. Just a tempering, sautéing of vegetables and simply toss in the rice & vegetables along with a dash of Indian spices and tada! Your delicious meal is ready. Khichdi is perhaps the most popular, comforting and homely of rice dishes, enjoyed by Indians the world over. Make lip-smacking variants like Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi, Fada ni Khichdi quickly in a cooker and enjoy them with a bowl of kadhi.

Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

For dessert lovers and people who do not have an oven at home, try your hands on a basic Eggless Sooji Cake, Eggless Chocolate Cake or Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake and surprise your friends and family. You can even top them with various frosting and make pretty cakes at home. Indian sweet treats like Lapsi, Quick Gajar ka Halwa and Paal Payasam which required slogging in the kitchen for hours can be made in a jiffy in a pressure cooker.

Check our collection of 449 Pressure Cooker recipes and enjoy them with your friends and family!

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Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 5689
19 Mar 19

 
 
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 ....
Drumstick  Soup, Veg Drumstick Soup
Recipe# 40635
14 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This fabulous soup, with the strong aroma and flavour of drumstick, is surprisingly easy to make because it bypasses the cumbersome process of peeling the drumstick. In this innovative procedure, the drumstick is sautéed in butter along with the other ingredients, cooked, blended and then strained, ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
07 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 621
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache! Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite t ....
Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 32903
28 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect recipe for you to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south Indian cooking. Rasam is an essential part of every south Indian meal, and is usually served as the second main course following sambhar (or some other kuzhambu).
Dal Banjari
Recipe# 3884
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The intense flavour of urad dal with its skin on is simply brilliant compared to the relatively bland de-skinned version. Together with chana dal and an assortment of spices, green chillies and onions, it transforms into a delicious dal that will make you lick your fingers! It is better to serve the ....
Dal and Vegetable Soup ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 3086
19 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This colourful soup is a good way to combine dal and vegetables, giving your little one the combined benefits of protein from dal and iron, folic acid, vitamin A and fibre from vegetables. Since this soup uses naturally flavourful veggies, you do not need any spices in this soup. Plus, the uni ....
Bisi Bele Bhaat, Karnataka Bise Bele Bhat
Recipe# 33336
09 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bisi Bele Bhaat, a traditional spicy rice dish from Karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to this One Dish Meal. Check out for many more wholesome, quick and easy to prepare, one ....
Dal Dhokli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 578
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Dal dhokli is a sunday morning delight in most traditional gujarati households! a perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. ....
Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
Recipe# 22229
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is an unmistakable Turkish influence in this soup. Made with the humble red lentil, this soup is so wholesome and satiating, it can double up as a one-dish meal on days when you feel tired and need a bit of pampering and soul-warming! Lenti ....
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4814
15 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli is an all-in-one ingredient, which is a good source of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C, along with calcium too. The interesting veggie has a unique flavour and texture, which really please the palate. Once you develop a taste for it, you will want to keep having it often i ....
Mixed Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 1344
13 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Let’s try our hand at making a classic favourite, served at restaurants and homes across the world! The Mixed Vegetable Soup has a kind of universal appeal, cutting across boundaries like age, culture and geography. At most, you will find people lacing it with some sauces, adding a dash of pep ....
Paneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 1747
12 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Long-grained basmati rice, pressure-cooked in tangy tomato-based gravy interspersed with spongy cottage cheese cubes, the paneer pulao is a toothsome treat that will delight your family and friends! Enjoy this pulao as it is or have it with
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 5713
31 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi! Made of a wholesome combination of dal, rice and vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, this traditional khichdi gives several nutrients including a significant amount of iron per serving. Flavourful and nutritious, this sum ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612
09 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional dal recipe is quite reflective of Gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices. While this is an everyday dal, it takes on a festive hue when ingredients like peanuts an ....
Steamed Chocolate Pudding ( Chocolate Cookbook )
Recipe# 1937
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A rich,goey chocolaty pudding made with fresh bread crumbs, condensed milk, walnuts and steamed in a pressure cooker. Tastes best when warm.
Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao
Recipe# 33092
22 Jan 19

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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 ....
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa
Recipe# 1749
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious halwa with the rich hue of carrots and the luxurious flavour of milk. This Quick Gajar ka Halwa, made with the help of a pressure cooker, is so easy and simple, and is made with com ....
Dal Tadka, Punjabi Dal Tadka
Recipe# 30903
14 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The Dal tadka is a regular feature for most of us while eating out at a Punjabi restaurant. However few of us realize that this dish can be prepared with ease in your very own kitchen at nearly one-fifth the price. Made with split red l ....
Paneer Pulao ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33366
14 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Paneer pulao, neatly cut cubes of paneer, sautéed to golden brown colour and cooked with rice and spices. Rajma curry. The paneer cubes do not break even if pressure cooked hence venture to make this dish without any fear.
Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking )
Recipe# 33377
08 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A chocolate sponge is a very handy piece of cake! And when it can be made in a pressure cooker, its preparation is a piece of cake too! Serve this soft and succulent Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake warm and fresh off the cooker with a cup of tea, top it with ice-cream to make a delicious dessert, or d ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
07 Jan 19

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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 ....
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
13 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is ....
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