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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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Lapsi, Pressure- Cooked Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe
Recipe# 33374
16 Feb 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Lapsi, a yummy dessert hardly needs any introduction! Broken wheat normally takes time to cook. However, in the Pressure Cooker it cooks properly and swells promptly. Relish this Gujarati
Dahi Ragda Chaat
Recipe# 42035
28 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragda has earned its share of fame by making itself useful in the preparation of chaats like Ragda Patties. Here is another interesting snack using yummy, tongue-tickling Ragda made of cooked safed vatana, tomatoes and spices. In the Dahi Ragda Chaat, the spicy Ragda is served with a shot of cur ....
Gavarfali ki Subzi ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6406
02 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Traditional vegetables can be cooked in contemporary ways, and vice versa. But, sometimes the olden favourites remain our golden choice! Time can tarnish neither the flavour nor aroma of this Gavarfali ki Subzi, a simple preparation of cluster beans cooked in a curd based gravy. Once you try it, thi ....
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe
Recipe# 33375
20 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour. ....
Sweet Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, Chakkarai
Recipe# 32888
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
God’s favourite offering, and man’s favourite prasad! Yes, the Sweet Pongal has won this contest hands-down. For generations, South Indians have believed the Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal to be one of the best offerings to God, as it combines rice and dal with jaggery and spices, all being aus ....
Carrot and Bell Pepper Soup
Recipe# 40446
05 Nov 15

by Tarla Dalal
Reducing salt intake is very easy. You just need to top up on other flavourful and aromatic ingredients and you will barely notice the missing salt. Not only that, you also need to understand that a low-sodium diet does not mean just salt – you need to also reduce other high-sodium ingredients. ....
Oondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe
Recipe# 602
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Oondhiya is a classic Gujarati preparation of vegetables and fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. A traditional recipe that is very popular in surat, the original version requires hours on end! Here, we have presented a faster version using ....
Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
Recipe# 4631
15 Dec 18

by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich curry soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup. With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the soup also scores high in ....
Varan Bhaat, Maharashtrian Varan Bhaat
Recipe# 40855
17 Oct 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Varan Bhaat is a famous Maharashtrian dish of steaming hot rice topped with ghee and lentil curry. The toovar dal is prepared in a simple and homely manner that will appeal to everybody. Onions, tomatoes, green chillies and spices add to the flavour o ....
Vegetable Broth with Yeast Marmite, Vitamin Broth
Recipe# 2119
15 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Time to warm your soul and rejuvenate your body with this wholesome, vitamin-loaded Vegetable Broth with Yeast Marmite. A delight to behold and a pleasure to sip on, this healthy broth is chock-full of nutrients from assorted veggies. The yeast extract gives a nice taste and vitamin B to the bro ....
Hariyali Matki Khichdi
Recipe# 39571
20 Sep 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Appealing to look at, and soothing to taste, this Hariyali Matki Khichdi is chock-full of nutrients served in an irresistibly delicious form. This wholesome khichdi combines rice, moath beans and whole spices with a green paste comprised of coriander, green chillies, coconut, etc., resulting in a di ....
Non- Fried Kachori ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33265
16 May 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Kachoris are a delight for the diner – nutritious and tasty at the same time. But the one black spot that usually mars the goodness of kachoris is that they are deep-fried. Here is a non-fried version of kachori that you’re sure to enjoy as much as the original. You can now indulge in the protein bo ....
Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 622
19 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
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Toovar dal ni khichdi is a class apart from normal khichdis because of the aromatic spices used. I love eating tuvar dal khichdi with papad, pickle and curd. To make a complete and grand meal you can serve the arhar dal khichdi with Ra ....
Trevti Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 615
23 Nov 14

by Tarla Dalal
As the ‘trevti’ in the title suggests, this is a combination of three dals simmered with spices. The use of three dals imparts a special feel to this otherwise simple day-to-day dal, which goes very well with bajra rotla and lehsun ki chutney. As a variation, you can use urad dal instead of yellow m ....
Ek Toap Na Dal Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 580
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Another popular one-dish meal from the kitchens of gujarat, ek top na dal bhaat is an ideal choice for the evenings. Here, rice and dal are cooked together with vegetables and a typical combination of gujarati spices. Serve with plenty of buttermilk, to complete a meal that is sure to leave the fami ....
Double Beans Curry
Recipe# 1540
23 Sep 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Double beans are very commonly used in gujarati cuisine, as the sole star of a recipe or to support other vegetables. However, there is a twist in this version of double beans curry as i have enriched it with a spicy punjabi style masala instead of the down-to-earth spices used by gujaratis.
Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 1347
31 Jul 14

 by Tarla Dalal
If ‘Vegetable Soup’ sounds too similar, read this recipe before you decide! This version of the ever-popular soup comes with an innovative twist, as it uses a stock of moong dal, tomatoes and onions, which imparts a very pleasing consistency and flavour to this nutritious soup. With loads of crunchy ....
Palak Kofta Rice
Recipe# 39667
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Koftas add zing to the zero oil palak rice. Try making these soft and tasty koftas with low-fat paneer and palak. Not only palak, but low-fat paneer is also a health booster as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin A. Steaming the koftas instead of deep-frying not only slashes down the fat conten ....
Moong Soup with Paneer, How To Make Moong Soup
Recipe# 358
30 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Using moong dal in a soup makes for an innovative Indian recipe! Soft, pressure-cooked moong dal actually lends itself as a grainy and creamy base. Flavoured with a tadka of cumin seeds, mustard and pepper in ghee, the soup is not ready to serve until you add s ....
Jowar Ragi and Date Porridge  ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38841
14 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of two super grains, flavoured with deliciously sweet and iron-rich dates, the Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge is a wholesome food that will keep your child satiated and active for at least a couple of hours. Rich in essential nutrients like iron, protein, calcium and fibre, this p ....
How To Make Rice in A Pressure Cooker, White Rice
Recipe# 42223
29 Oct 17

 by Tarla Dalal
If rolling rotis is an art, so is cooking rice! It takes a bit of tact to make perfectly-cooked rice, which is soft and fluffy but not sticky or mushy. This recipe shows you how to make rice in a pressure cooker. Once done, you can serve it as such with a cup of
Apple and Carrot Soup with Potatoes  ( Baby and Toddler )
Recipe# 3055
15 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fancier than porridges and single-fruit stews, this Apple and Carrot Soup with Potatoes is a dish that will introduce your child to more exciting flavours and textures. Rich in energy and vitamin A, this soup is a meal which will make the baby feel satisfied for some time. As your baby appro ....
Kashmiri Pulao, Veg Pulav with Mixed Nuts
Recipe# 41948
31 Jul 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kashmiri Pulao is a unique dish, with a richness that reflects the spirit of the beautiful valley. Tinged with saffron and spices, this rice dish is loaded with plenty of dried fruits and nuts, which give it a pleasant sweetness and vibrant mouth-feel. The spicy aroma of this dish is intoxic ....
Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal
Recipe# 41354
30 Mar 18

by Tarla Dalal
Taste has nothing to do with complexity – and this recipe proves the fact! A simple dal from Bengali kitchens, Dal Kalai is made by flavouring cooked urad dal with a paste of saunf and ginger. Together with a quick tempering of green chillies, this paste gives the dal such an awesome taste and a ....
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