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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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Hariyali Dal
Recipe# 22369
22 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor Dal cooked with lots of greens and just the right amount of spices, this Hariyali Dal is ideal for those with acidity . A simple paste of minimal, everyday ingredients turns out to be so effective in flavouring this dal, ....
Green Peas Pod Soup, Hara Vatana Soup Recipe
Recipe# 404
15 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This interesting Green Peas Pod Soup (Hara Vatana Soup) makes use of both the pod and the fresh green peas inside! Sautéed in butter together with onions, the pods and peas acquire a very appetizing aroma and flavour, which makes the soup a top-class starter! A simple seasoning of pepper is al ....
Masalawali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 40386
26 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fiery paste of dry red chillies, aromatic seeds and pungent ginger and garlic is at the heart of this Masalawali Toovar Dal. Although it sounds too hot, it actually ends up enjoyably semi-spicy, when this paste is combined with cooked toovar dal, baby onions and tomatoes, making the Masalawali Too ....
Dhabey ki Dal , Dhaba Dal Recipe
Recipe# 4791
16 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Let’s recreate the highway dhaba magic right in our own kitchens, with this tasty and satiating dal. In Dhabey ki Dal, rajma, urad and chana dals are cooked well and flavoured with sautéed onions, garlic, tomatoes and spice powders. Herbs like coriander and dried fenugreek leaves add a tasty p ....
Panchratni Dal, Pressure Cooker Panchratni Dal Recipe
Recipe# 33368
16 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Panchratni Dal is a real ratan or gem from Indian cooking! It has many interesting qualities, which make it appeal to almost everybody. This traditional recipe combines five pulses, ranging from moong to toovar, which gives it a unique texture. Combined with to ....
Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal
Recipe# 4784
26 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A dal with a lip-smacking flavour that lingers on your taste buds, the Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal would be a good dish to prepare when green garlic is in season. Green garlic has a milder flavour than regular dried garlic, and it perfectly flavours toovar dal together with a combination of oth ....
Banana Pongal, Sweet South Indian Banana Porridge
Recipe# 32897
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a traditional South Indian treat, which is prepared during most religious functions, especially during the harvest festival of Sankrant . Of a consistency similar to khichdi, the Sw ....
Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
Recipe# 40541
02 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi is a very tasty and versatile veggie, which absorbs the flavours that it is cooked with. Unfortunately, many people tend to think that doodhi is bland. Here is a lip-smacking recipe that will change your mind. Supported by an apt combination of spice powders and pastes, bottle gourd mor ....
Nutritious Garlic Naans
Recipe# 3589
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Try these whole wheat flour naans and believe me you will never again be tempted to eat unhealthy plain flour (maida) naans which we have all been eating. Garlic due to its dominant flavour is usually omitted in many dishes but when combined with soya and wheat flour, it is transformed into a delic ....
Mini Bajra and Oats Uttapa ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40478
14 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
‘Mini’ is the best format to serve your child, as it is easy for her to handle all by herself! But the best part is that this recipe is mini only in size, but maxi in nutrient value, all thanks to carefully chosen ingredients like iron-rich bajra and fibre-rich oats. Grated carrot improves the ....
Carrot Soup ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40464
14 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Carrot has a very baby-friendly flavour, which is sweet and soothing. That is what makes this nutritious and vividly-coloured soup a great hit with your little one. With ample vitamins, this soup will do wonders for your baby’s vision and skin, so it is an essential addition to the menu. ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Soup ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 40472
14 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant soup that is perfect for the apple of your eyes! This satiating soup is loaded with vitamin A from carrots and protein from moong dal, which team up to improve your child’s vision. Apart from the nutrient quotient, these two ingredients also make the soup very tasty. While moong da ....
Potato and Chana Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4641
25 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect healthy way to satisfy your craving for spicy foods. Chana apart from being rich in vitamin b3 (niacin), its high protein content also lends an additional vitamin b3 during the process of digestion. Go ahead and enjoy this quick salad.
Kaddu ka Bharta
Recipe# 22368
22 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kaddu, the nice and sweet red pumpkin, is God's answer to acidity! The alkali producing vegetable, prepared in this delicious form, is sure to earn great fanfare amongst those facing acidity problems. Flavoured simply but thoughtfully with a selection of seeds, spice powders and onions, Kaddu ka ....
Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 2373
17 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower, potatoes and onions make a winning combination, whether they come together in a pulao, a subzi, a sandwich or
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of wholesome urad dal, perked up with calcium-rich curds and pungent ginger, garlic pastes. Although it makes use of minimal ingredients, the Khatta Urad Dal has a distinct, tongue-tickling flavour that you are sure to relish. The highlight of this recipe, as t ....
Vegetable Soup ( Exciting Vegetarian Cooking)
Recipe# 40
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cabbage, carrots and onions combine here in a tomato base to make this heart-warming soup. Baked beans add on to the flavor and crunch in this soup.
Whole Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 5584
02 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is one of the homeliest of dishes, which revives and comforts you after a tough day! It is easy and quick to make, yet satiating, nutritious and tasty too, which is probably what makes it popular with almost everybody. Whole Whea ....
Sai Bhaji ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2972
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Sindhi recipe is a good combination of dal and leafy vegetables, which provide plenty of iron, fibre, protein, folic acid and vitamin A. The best part is that the Sai Bhaji offers you these nutrients, which are very important during Pregnancy ....
Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables
Recipe# 1621
30 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it is the really simple foods that satiate you! Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables in a perfect example. A simple procedure transforms dal, vegetables and everyday spices and ingredients, into a sumptuous dal that tastes heavenly with Roti ,puri or even just ....
Subzi Dal ( Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1962
30 Oct 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Just a look at the ingredients list of this recipe will speak volumes about it! Tasty and satiating, the Subzi Dal is a wholesome combination of multiple dals with an assortment of vegetables, flavoured with the usual team of ingredients like tomatoes, onions, green chillies, etc., and a tradi ....
Hariyali Chawal, Coriander Rice Recipe
Recipe# 1968
30 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a simple, easy-to-prepare dish that has an inviting aroma and irresistible flavour! Hariyali Chawal involves simply cooking rice with an assortment of spices, before mixing in a generous dose of chopped coriander. Interestingly, the coriander is not ground into a paste but simply chopp ....
Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi
Recipe# 33261
17 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi, is light on the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with an appropriate selection of spices. Moong dal and sprouts are a good source of protein, making this a very healthy and wholesome choice for ....
Masoor Dal Water (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38832
03 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing liquid food that is perfect for weaning your little one, Masoor Dal Water has a texture quite like mother’s milk, which increases the chances of its acceptance by babies. When you start weaning your baby, strain the dal water as babies cannot digest whole pulses at this stage. At ....
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