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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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Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal, Dal Made with 5 Pulses
Recipe# 1554
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
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As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal is a delightful combination of five pulses. If you have remembered to soak the dals earlier, then this recipe can be prepared effortlessly as it uses only common spices and straight-forward methods. It is the combination of pulses that makes this dal so spec ....
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32735
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
Recipe# 716
20 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Perfect for hurried mornings when you want something simple yet flavourful to carry along to work, or on a tired night when you want to prepare a nutritious dinner for your family in a jiffy. With carrots and moong dal for colour, texture and good health, and assorted spices for flavour, this quick ....
Ker Sangri
Recipe# 3637
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful bean and berry combo unique to Rajasthan, Ker Sangri is a traditional, spicy subzi made with the ker berry and the sangri bean. Cooked simply and easily with common ingredients like red chillies, carom seeds and a couple of spice powders. Ker Sangri is nevertheless extremely tasty, leav ....
Shahi Dal
Recipe# 30905
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
On one of my trips to the Punjab I picked up this gem of a recipe from a rather small and inconspicuous Punjabi restaurant. This dal is absolutely delicious and the cook had no hesitation in telling me his secret which I now pass on to you! Like most
Chocolate Pudding ( Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 33376
16 Feb 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
You can’t find an easier way to make Chocolate Pudding, and that too using nothing but the handy pressure cooker! The process is so hassle-free that this will move into your list of regular recipes rather than rare treats! You can whip it up whenever your kids dream of the rich flavour or cocoa made ....
Char Dal ka Dalcha, Hyderabadi Veg Dalcha
Recipe# 41487
26 Jun 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Four wholesome dals come together with a vast array of taste-giving ingredients to make the Char Dal ka Dalcha a sure-shot hit with everybody! Dalcha means cooking any ingredient till it is mashed, and true to its name the dals in this recipe are totally mashed. Red pumpkin is added to this reci ....
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal
Recipe# 22174
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same. Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
Cream Of Spinach Soup
Recipe# 2120
07 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most delicious ways to serve spinach... so tasty that everybody right from kids to senior citizens will slurp it up! Luscious to the core, the Cream of Spinach Soup features a blend of spinach, onions and chillies combined with white sauce and fresh cream, all of which gives it a milky fl ....
Masala Dal
Recipe# 1538
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dal is healthy, plain or spicy. But, this is one excellent dal you just cannot resist! comprising of four key varieties of pulses, cooked with onions and tomatoes, and perked up with a range of carefully chosen spices, masala dal is just the thing to have with hot rice and rotis.
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1663
15 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo! ....
Bulgur Wheat Porridge  ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 3060
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome and satisfactory Bulgur Wheat Porridge makes a satiating meal for infants in the 8-9 months stage, when their activity level and appetite grows as rapidly as their body. This porridge will keep children satisfied for a couple of hours, and is also a very good source of important ....
Masala Masoor
Recipe# 22790
28 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one lip-smacking dal for sure! Cooked with onions, perked up with tomatoes, and spiced with a pungent masala paste, masoor transforms into a sumptuous accompaniment that goes with any main course be it rice ,
Moong Dal Water ( Baby and Toddler )
Recipe# 3050
14 Dec 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
This nourishing Moong Dal Water is an ideal weaning food, as its texture is similar to that of breast milk, which will make it comfortable for the child to enjoy it. The water has been strained in this recipe as babies at six months cannot digest whole cereals and pulses. A few weeks later, yo ....
Darbari Dal ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33370
16 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Darbari dal, a quick fix dal that can be made when you are tired of making the same old dal fry and dal tadka. All it takes is hot water as a stand by to ease your cooking time.
Bean and Tomato Soup ( Low Cholesterol)
Recipe# 5540
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Protein from black beans as well antioxidants, vitamin A from tomatoes and vitamin C from capsicum, all together work towards maintaining the cells and the lining of the arteries in good health.
Sambhariyu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 594
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhariyu shaak is a traditional guajarati stuffed vegetable dish. This dish can be customised to your liking by using any vegetables that you and your family prefer. However, the vegetables are to be selected carefully to make sure they look good and get cooked evenly. Pressure cooking is the easi ....
Panha
Recipe# 4236
13 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional summer cooler, Panha is a really snazzy way to fight sunstrokes. This peppy drink of raw mangoes sweetened with sugar and flavoured with aromatic spices like cardamom and saffron peps up your taste buds with its tingling, tangy taste. Raw mangoes are by nature very cooling and wh ....
Lahsuni Palak Chawal Or How To Make Garlic Spinach Rice Recipe
Recipe# 37298
24 Jun 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect rice delicacy to enjoy the authentic flavours of Northern India, the Lehsuni Palak Chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy ....
Lentil and Spinach Soup ( Calcium Rich)
Recipe# 4813
14 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
This hearty soup hosts an abundance of calcium from lentils and spinach. Try it once and you are sure to go for a second helping.
Lentil and Vegetable Broth, One Dish Meal
Recipe# 43
01 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Lentil and vegetable broth is the ideal way to start a hearty meal; alternatively it's so jam-packed with the goodness of vegetables that it could even serve as a whole meal by itself! Also try other satiating one dish meals like Burmese Khowsuey and
Brown Rice and Moong Dal Pongal, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 41655
05 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Next to idli and dosa, one can confidently say that Pongal is the next most popular South Indian breakfast. It is a tasty and filling dish with a rustic flavour marked by cumin seeds and ginger. Although it is traditionally made with white rice and moong dal, nowadays people are aware of the ben ....
Brinjal Rice (  Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22144
23 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Brinjal has a unique flavour that is enhanced by the masala used in this dish. Grind the masala fresh every time, for that tantalizing aroma! Brinjal is rich in both calcium and folic acid, making this dish a nutritional treat too! The Brinjal cook fast, so cook it for just one whistle to avoid over ....
Palak Toovar Dal ( Calcium Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 4804
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and toovar dal used for this mildly spiced recipe, makes this dal a rich calcium source. Serve hot with roti or rice.
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