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Last Updated : Aug 14,2020

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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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 ....
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 ....
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.
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 ....
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 ....
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 with White Sauce
Recipe# 2120
02 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
cream of spinach soup recipe | cream of palak soup richened with white sauce | Indian restaurant style cream of spinach soup | with 20 amazing images Luscious to the core, the cream of spinach sou ....
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
10 Apr 20

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 for Babies
Recipe# 3060
06 May 20

by Tarla Dalal
bulgur wheat porridge recipe for babies | dalia porridge of babies | broken wheat porridge for babies | how to make dalia porridge for babies at home | with 13 amazing images. This wholesom ....
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