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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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Kerala Style Tomato Dal
Recipe# 4786
16 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This dal brings in a distinct south Indian flavor to the table. Toovar dal is cooked with a ground paste of coconut, red chilies and jeera, while tomatoes and jaggery enhance the flavor. Don’t forget to temper the dal with curry leaves and mustard seeds. Tastes awesome with steamed rice!
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil )
Recipe# 22165
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
Sopa De Chicharo (Green Pea Soup)
Recipe# 1228
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green peas are cooked, pureed and then mixed with corn to give a delightfully mild flavoured soup.
Chana Dal with Cucumber
Recipe# 5575
26 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal in addition to protein provides a good source of iron and fibre while cucumber, added to enhance the flavours, contributes minimal calories and no fat to your diet. Serve hot with rice or chapatis to square up your meal.
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22147
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
Healthy Lentil Soup, Yellow Moong Dal Soup Recipe
Recipe# 7438
09 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The yellow colour and soothing mushiness of moong dal are a pleasant contrast to the vibrant orange colour and snappy juiciness of carrots, making this Healthy Lentil Soup a very appealing entrée. Not only is it tasty, this sumptuous soup is also beneficial in keeping blood pressure under cont ....
Peshawari Chole ( Know Your Dals and Pulses)
Recipe# 32815
16 May 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of peshawar’s cultural contributions to this world is its luscious cuisine. Peshawari chole is a characteristic dish, very popular in punjab. Spicy and ‘chatpata’, this dish needs some prior planning as the chick peas require soaking for at least 6 hours.
Three Bean Salad
Recipe# 3275
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tuscans take great pride in cooking and eating and are known for their hefty appetites. Beans appear frequently in many guises in their cooking, as they are filling and form a substantial meal. This Tuscan inspired salad is a combination of beans in an oregano tomato dressing which makes a quick an ....
Rice Khichu ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33344
16 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice khichu, here is another easy to make, easily digestible afternoon snack from the kitchens of gujarat. This version uses the pressure cooker instead of the traditional kadhai. However, while adding flour, be quick in stirring to avoid any lump formation.
Panchratni Dal ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33452
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panchratni dal, the dish is a blend of dals with spices; it is a tasty accompaniment to rice, rich in protein, iron and calcium. Calcium decreases as you age and hence needs constant supply whereas iron is required to maintain hemoglobin levels, especially for women.
Quick Mixed Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 1720
21 Feb 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A broth is just what one needs to warm the soul on a tiring day. It instantly makes you feel better when you are tired, unwell or simply feeling cold on a monsoon day. This Quick Mixed Vegetable Broth is really very easy and fast, but quite satiating and tasty. Just pop all the ingredients into a pr ....
Masoor Biryani, Veg Masoor Biryani
Recipe# 32818
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakthi, which is very important for building haemoglobin levels and to ward off fatigue and tiredness. Here is an interesting biryani made using this nutritious ingredient. Make the basic milk rice in advance to save time and effort. I have added apricots and raisins to the ....
Suva Moong Dal
Recipe# 22371
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suva Moong Dal is a tasty and healthy treat, with the pleasant taste of cooked moong dal and the herby taste of dill, perked up with a simple tempering of cumin and onions. Dill being alkaline in nature, this dal is a "go for it" dish for those who complain about acidity. Onions too are very eff ....
Chole, Punjabi Chole Recipe
Recipe# 2182
01 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The ever-popular desi dish that has won the test of time and geographies. Retaining its fame through generations and gaining a prominent place in the menu of Indian restaurants the world over, Chole features cooked white chick peas and potato pepped up with tangy tomato cubes and an assortment of sp ....
One Dish Dal,  Mix Veg Dal
Recipe# 1966
14 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique One-Dish Dal, which combines two dals with loads of veggies and taste-givers like ginger and green chillies. It is indeed very tasty and filling, and an apt accompaniment for any meal. When you are in the mood to do something different, you can even have this dal as a mid-day sn ....
Onion Soup
Recipe# 2123
05 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The pungency of sautéed onions, when balanced with mellow and creamy white sauce, turns out to be very pleasing to the palate. Easy, and made with readily available ingredients, this delectable Onion Soup is one sure-shot lip-smacker!
Cream Of Carrot Soup
Recipe# 2125
23 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Cream of Carrot Soup is a sight to behold and a treat to savour, with its lovely orange colour, creamy consistency and mildly-sweet flavour. Carrot is teamed up with a couple of other ingredients to give the soup a perky flavour and indulgent mouth-feel. Onions improve the flavour, while p ....
Bombay Curry Soup
Recipe# 2112
16 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bombay Curry Soup is a sumptuous soup with a desi flavour. With dal and rice, it is quite filling and can be served as a quick snack or a meal-in-a-bowl. This unique soup is made by cooking dal with garlic, spice powders and tomatoes, straining the cooked mixture, and boiling the liquid till i ....
Masala Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables
Recipe# 6198
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables is like a Dal and Subzi combined into one tasty treat! Masoor Dal is combined with a traditional tempering, an assortment of spice powders, a horde of flavour enha ....
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
04 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
Kidney Bean Soup, Red Kidney Bean Soup, Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy
Recipe# 22439
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Shore up your protein and calcium reserves with kidney beans, used innovatively in this colourful soup. Just ensure that you wash and soak them overnight to remove gas-forming compounds and make them easier to digest!
Spinach and Lentil Soup
Recipe# 22589
21 Jan 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As we know Lebanese food is very much healthy and nutritious, this is one such light on the stomach soup from their cuisine. With no calories but only goodness of red lentils and spinach the soup is a dieter's delight.
Steamed Chocolate Pudding ( Recipe Using Leftovers )
Recipe# 22627
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A rich,goey chocolaty pudding made with fresh bread crumbs, condensed milk, walnuts and steamed in a pressure cooker. Tastes best when warm.
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