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Last Updated : Jun 27,2019



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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Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 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 ....
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 611
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Osaman is a hot, liquid recipe akin to rasam, but not so spicy! the use of toovar dal water imparts a very comforting feel to this recipe. The dal used to make this recipe can later be utilised in other recipes like lachko dal. Enjoy osaman hot, with rice and lachko.
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 5689
Today

 
 
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 ....
Corn Methi Pulao
Recipe# 1744
17 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of corn and the innate bitterness of methi complement each other well in this pulao. By using simple seasonings and the pressure-cooking technique, tasty Corn Methi Pulao can be prepared quite fast.
Sambhar
Recipe# 3578
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Soup
Recipe# 5539
03 Jul 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This interesting variation makes a great change for your palate. It works effortlessly with onions, garlic and tomatoes in it. The low-fat milk in the soup does not add cholesterol to the diet. The protein in the low-fat milk complements the protein in the lentils, thus making this a nourishing comb ....
Drumstick  Soup, Veg Drumstick Soup
Recipe# 40635
27 Jun 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, ....
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
Recipe# 2824
27 Jun 19

 
 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 ....
Fada ni Khichdi ( Zero Oil Dal Chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22156
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think beyond lapsi and upma, and try this nutritious meal with broken wheat. All it requires is a little modification to the traditional
Tomato Rasam ( Eat Well Stay Well )
Recipe# 33475
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tomato rasam, a perfect, low-calorie recipe to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south indian cooking. Serve this protein- and vitamin-packed rasam as an accompaniment to plain steamed rice. Tomatoes are bountiful of vitamin a, folic acid that helps boost immunity. This recipe is low in calories, ....
Pongal Kootu, South Indian Mixed Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 42312
25 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pongal Kootu is a tongue-tickling mixed vegetable curry made during Makar Sankaranthi or Pongal in South India. It is made with local vegetables that are in season at the cusp of winter and spring. This curry brings togethe ....
Ragda Pattice ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33406
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties is an ever-popular snack served piping hot by the roadside food vendors of Mumbai. Aromatic, tasty and filling, this snack often doubles up as a meal for many. This is basically potato patties drowned in ragda, a grav ....
Doodhi Soup  (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38833
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi, a watery vegetable, is ideal for making soups for babies! It helps to fulfil their water requirement in an easy-to-digest and soothing form. The bland taste of doodhi is also liked by babies. We have pressure cooked, blended and strained the Doodhi Soup to make it easier for the child ....
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
Recipe# 41351
20 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine. The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompanim ....
Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal
Recipe# 42289
10 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Easy though it is to make, the Basic Toovar Dal is the ultimate comfort food for many Indians! It hardly requires any effort and uses only common, everyday ingredients that you are sure to have at home. All you need to do is pressure-cook the dal with onions and tomatoes, and cook it further for ....
Bhatia Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 610
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this kadhi recipe hails from the bhatia community. It is a sweet and sour version made with cooked toovar dal water, curds and vegetables. This interesting combination of ingredients makes all the difference—be it in terms of taste or aroma. You can even add sliced potatoes to ....
Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39570
04 Jun 19

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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 hav ....
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4814
29 May 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 ....
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39566
20 Sep 14

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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 ....
Barley Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 22378
24 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There is no better way to end a busy day, than with a bowl of khichdi and curds. However, those who suffer from acidity often have to stay away from rice-based khichdi. However, you can have this Barley Vegetable Khichdi instead, because barley is more stomach-friendly. The veggies give the khic ....
Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup
Recipe# 41199
21 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Eating small and frequent meals is a handy technique to keep acidity at bay. But then, you are always left wondering what to have in between the regular meals. This Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup is an excellent choice. It is a nutritious soupy snack that can be enjoyed between meals, but it may al ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Brinjal Rice
Recipe# 38447
20 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The king of vegetables served in a new avatar! the succulent brinjal or eggplant is pressure-cooked in a unique blend of spices and rice. This rice is a complete meal by itself and a wonderful treat for brinjal lovers. Dig-in!
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe
Recipe# 40586
21 Jul 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma. Serve it hot with your favourite ....
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