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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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Soya Granule and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 22377
01 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soyabean is a versatile food not just because of it health benefits but also for its effect on stomach once it is consumed. It produces alkali in the stomach thereby making its place in the list of alkaline foods.
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 ....
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 ....
Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal
Recipe# 41020
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of gavar and masoor gives a dal that brims with flavour and overflows with nutrition! Onions and tomatoes turn out to be effective helpers in any dal recipe, improving the texture and flavour of the dish. A simple but smart tempering also works in favour of this dal, impr ....
Pindi Chole Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32651
20 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Each mouthful of this wrap feels so complete, and is so satiating! hmmm… pindi chole topped with gajar ka achaar and onion rings and rolled up in a simple roti, this makes a wholesome snack by itself. A two-minute wrap when you have leftover chole in the refrigerator!
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 ....
Hare Chane Ke Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32748
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Hara chana when combined with paneer and flavoured with garam masala makes a delicious kebab that everyone is sure to love!
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 ....
Palak Masoor Dal
Recipe# 5576
03 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A fragrant spinach and lentil preparation made without the use of any calorie-laden ingredients. Enjoy this dal with phulkas or parathas made on a non-stick pan by only brushing the parathas with oil and not adding extra oil to cook them. Do remember not to overcook this dal as the spinach tends to ....
Chawli and Beetroot Soup
Recipe# 40897
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup, which combines chawli and beetroot, is an interesting way to include nutrient-rich chawli in your diet. Its flavour is beautifully balanced by sweet beetroot, making it very appealing. A unique garnish of finely chopped onions and tomatoes imparts an interesting mouth-feel to ....
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 ....
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocassia leaves are frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cooking, not only for their unique flavour but for their nutritional benefits as well. Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, made with colocassia leaves and chana ....
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!
Ek Top na Dal Bhaat ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33335
16 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ek top na dal bhaat, tasty and nutritious meal in itself, easy to cook too! you just need to dump all the ingredients into the pressure cooker, which is nothing short of a chef’s best friend!
Kulith Saar, Horsegram Liquid Gravy
Recipe# 32841
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kulith Saar is a lip-smacking liquid gravy, which is of a consistency somewhat between dal and rasam. Well-soaked and cooked horsegram is tempered with everyday ingredients like red chillies and curry leaves to make an aromatic and flavourful dish. This easy-to-make Horsegram Liquid Gravy can ....
Palak Masoor Dal ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40476
14 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The ever-popular combo of greens and dal makes this a very nourishing dish to serve your child. Onions add a mild crunch to the Palak Masoor Dal, while ginger-garlic paste and a moderate amount of spice powders impart an appealing flavour to it. After all, your child is becoming choosy now, an ....
Pumpkin Kootu Curry,  Pumpkin and Kala Vatana Subzi
Recipe# 32830
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kootu is a popular way of preparing veggies in Tamil Nadu. In fact, on special occasions, a dry subzi and a kootu must be served compulsorily as part of the meal. Kootu is a semi-solid curry of veggies and pulses or beans, enriched with a paste of coconut and spices, and tempered traditionally ....
Beetroot Soup ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40463
14 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
By 7 months, your baby is ready for liquids like soup too. Initially, take care to introduce one vegetable at a time, in the soup form, so that it is easier to digest and your baby will also get used to various tastes. Moreover, when you make a multi-ingredient soup and it is rejected by your ....
Sindhi Kadhi ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33337
21 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi kadhi, ever imagined making kadhi in a pressure cooker ?? try this recipe before you say no! a melange of veggies coated with besan and cooked to perfection in the pressure cooker.
Rangoon Na Vaal ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32823
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Made using big rangoon vaal beans, there is only one word to describe the look, feel and taste of this ‘khatta meetha’ dish – yummy!
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