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Last Updated : May 12,2020

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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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 ....
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
14 Aug 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 ....
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
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
22 Oct 19

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 ....
Stuffed Potato Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 41249
17 Nov 16

by Tarla Dalal
Dal Dhokli is an all-time favourite dish made in Maharashtra and Gujarat, in which strips of wheat flour dough are cooked in a tongue-tickling dal. In this exciting variant of the popular dish, the wheat flour dough is flattened and stuffed with a spicy and succulent potato mixture and then adde ....
Kanda Aloo Sambhariyu
Recipe# 42046
30 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
The Kanda Aloo Sambhariya is a Gujarati delicacy, which is very different from the usual, run-of-the-mill subzis. A special procedure gives this dish a very unique taste and mouth-feel, although it is made only with potatoes, onions and common spices! Here, ....
Brown Rice Vegetable Pulao, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42031
27 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pulao is one of the most famous Indian rice dishes, all over the world. A pleasant medley of spices, a colourful assortment of veggies and a sprinkling of biryani masala give the rice a ....
Wholesome Khichdi
Recipe# 39568
06 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is perhaps the most popular, comforting and homely of rice dishes, enjoyed by Indians the world over. While there are various versions of khichdi, known by various names, every community has some way of preparing this wholesome combination of rice and moong dal, which is nutritious, energisi ....
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
05 Apr 19

by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney
Recipe# 41442
21 Mar 17

 by Tarla Dalal
This mild and simple Bengali chutney is a surprise for those who don’t know about it. The procedure is so simple but the taste is so awesome! Cooked and mashed red pumpkin is blended with an assortment of ingredients like red chillies, raisins and tamarind, w ....
Bengali Style Brown Rice Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42016
21 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
Be it a cold winter’s day or a sweltering summer’s one, there is nothing like a meal of Khichdi to perk you up, for this is one dish that manages to always warm the soul as well as satisfy the tummy! The Bengali style adds a bit of excitement to the equation, ....
Rasam, South India Rasam, Home Made Rasam
Recipe# 3575
19 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
There is no place like home, and nothing as soothing as homemade food! In short, a south Indian would say, “Ah, Rasam!” The homeliest of South Indian recipes, Rasam is a thin lentil soup perked up with tamarind pulp and chopped tomatoes, a traditional spice ....
Sukha Moong, Gujarati  Dry Moong
Recipe# 41430
16 Apr 19

by Tarla Dalal
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Everyday Gujarati cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders. ....
Bulgur Wheat Pongal, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42008
02 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Next only to Idli and Dosa, Pongal is amongst the most popular breakfast recipes in South India. Usually made of rice and moong dal, cooked and spiced up with pepper and cumin seeds, Pongal is quite sumptuous and ensures that you don’t get hungry till lunch time! We have made this popular re ....
Hariyali Dal (  Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)
Recipe# 3573
16 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
Kerala Parippu, Kerala Dal, Onam Recipe
Recipe# 41975
19 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Simple yet rich, the Kerala Parippu is something beyond explanation – an experience to be savoured. This authentic Kerala dal recipe uses common, everyday ingredients, yet it is addictively tasty when had with freshly steamed rice ! Cooked moong dal is flavoured ....
Paal Payasam in A Pressure Cooker, Sweet Milk Rice Kheer Recipe for Onam
Recipe# 41914
19 Apr 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Paal Payasam is one of the most traditional kheers of South India. It is served in almost every wedding and other special occasions. The traditional method, which involves cooking the rice in milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel, takes a long time. Hence, we present you with a quick and easy alternat ....
Corn, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1458
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Tender corn, fresh spinach, ripe tomatoes – indeed, there is a splash of colours and flavours in this soup! the onion brings in complementary flavours that enhance the taste of the other ingredients, while the lemon juice and pepper make it zestier.
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
Recipe# 39569
06 Jun 19

by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Pala ....
Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal
Recipe# 30906
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
A spectacular preparation where a simple tovar dal combined with spinach that enhances the appearance and flavour of the dish. This mildly spiced recipe is a storehouse of nutrients since the dal is rich in proteins where as the spinach is a rich source of calcium. Arhar ki Dal with Spinach sh ....
Palak Mangodi
Recipe# 3877
19 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Jodhpuris are extremely fond of moong dal mangodis, which they cook in a variety of ways. Their food includes a lot of greens, so that is perhaps how this combination came about. Mangodis tossed in a spicy spinach gravy makes a mouth-watering Palak Mangodi subzi. You can make mangodis very easily at ....
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