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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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Carrot and Spinach Soup (  Home Remedies)
Recipe# 37306
05 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous soup that reflects the freshness of its ingredients, the Carrot and Spinach Soup presents the complementary flavours of carrots and spinach, perked up further with ingredients like onions and pepper. The method of adding some of the ingredients like onions and spinach in sautéed fo ....
Doodhiya Kheech
Recipe# 3920
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is very popular in Udaipur from where it is said to have originated. Its texture is similar to that of rabdi although wheat is used to thicken this dessert. "Kheech" refers to a "mashed texture" that is almost like porridge. As wheat and milk are rejuvenating foods that provide plenty ....
Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi
Recipe# 38453
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Delicious masala-stuffed vegetables, rice and dal are carefully cooked together in this one of a kind recipe. A great one dish meal, Toovar Dal and Mixed Vegetable Masala Khichdi when served with buttermilk, also makes a fabulous potluck lunch.
Beetroot and Carrot Soup ( Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 3054
14 Dec 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A brightly-coloured soup that might result in an extra job of washing stained bibs, but definitely worth the effort because these two fabulous veggies provide a lot of must-have nutrients for your precious one. Carrots provide vitamin A, which is good for your baby's skin while beetroot pools ....
Garlicky Lentil Dip
Recipe# 22722
04 Feb 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick-to-cook tender red lentils absorb the deep garlic flavour in this dip, which is pepped up with a dose of lemon juice, a subtle infusion of cumin, and a blast of chilli powder. To enjoy some snappy fun, serve the pungent Garlicky Lentil Dip with bread sticks.
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal (  Dals)
Recipe# 4785
16 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Not sure how to use up the remaining ridge gourd lying in your fridge? Make some delicious dal using ridge gourd an ingredient. Sautéed ridge gourd, onions and spice are cooked together with pressure-cooked moong dal and a sizzling hot tempering poured over it. Serve hot, it tastes delicious!
Diabetic Puranpoli
Recipe# 7472
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can you imagine festivals or weddings without Puranpoli? This classic sweet is a favourite across the country, called by different names and made with minor variations. If a month goes by without any special occasions, then people even go ahead and make it as a no-reason Sunday treat! For those of y ....
Khalo Dal
Recipe# 40376
07 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Black lentil with the skin on has a really rustic flavour and richer aroma compared to the skinless, polished varieties. Understandably, a dal prepared with chilkewali urad dal also has a really rich flavour, aroma and texture. Khalo Dal is one such preparation, in B ....
Shajahani Dal
Recipe# 4793
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This dal is certain to please the king! Kabuli channa is over-cooked and blended into a coarse puree. The puree is cooked in hot oil with onions and spices before thick, creamy coconut milk is added to the dal. Don’t forget the garnish before serving!
Toovar Dal, Toovar Dal with Onions
Recipe# 40694
27 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Just how easy can it be to prepare a lip-smacking dal? Well, we urge you to get into the kitchen and try this Toovar Dal with Onions to experience the magic for yourself! There is nothing about this recipe that makes you think twice. The ingredients are so common, they are sure to be available ....
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
Vegetable, Tomato and Lentil Soup
Recipe# 799
18 Sep 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Nothing short of a meal in a bowl, the Vegetable, Tomato and Lentil Soup is bursting with the flavours of the many veggies it contains. Chopped tomatoes and a dash of ketchup give it a delectable tanginess, while lentils give it a luscious and satiating consistency and mouth-feel. We have adde ....
Barley and Corn Salad
Recipe# 3595
26 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Black Bean Dal
Recipe# 39160
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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There is a great feel-good factor booster in this protein-rich recipe! black bean dal is a tasty and wholesome dal, which is also very easy to make. All in all, a lot of good things in one package! you just need to remember to plan ahead and soak the dal overnight, and then the tomatoes, onions and ....
Masala Chana Dal
Recipe# 39161
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal is commonly used as one of the ingredients in various subzis, rice preparations and snacks. However, here is an accompaniment prepared from chana dal, spiked up with tomato pulp and onions, laced with simple spice powders. You will love the soothing flavour of this easy dal.
Panchratni Dal
Recipe# 4787
16 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whole moong, urad and masoor are pressure cooked with the channa and toovar dals, resulting in a nutritious meal that is filling as well. A saucy tadka of spices, onions and tomatoes blended with the dals makes it super tasty!
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge
Recipe# 3544
06 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
Recipe# 5707
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
Bean Sprouts and Green Tomato Salsa Wrap
Recipe# 39890
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can convert leftover rotis into a tongue-tingling snack. Just use them to wrap up a delectable combination of crunchy bean sprouts and tangy green tomato salsa! The juicily refreshing filling of the Bean Sprouts and Green Tomato Salsa Wrap happens to be rich in iron, vitamin C and fi ....
Moong Dal ka Shorba
Recipe# 30872
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dals are a staple diet of people in the punjab. Nearly every kind of dal is grown and cooked here. In most households the meal is incomplete without at least one dish made with pulses. The yellow moong dal or split yellow gram is very popular in punjabi cooking. This dal requires minimal soaking tim ....
Bottle Gourd and Onion Soup
Recipe# 2114
24 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This soup will soothe your soul with its aesthetic flavour and soothing consistency. White sauce, potatoes and bottle gourd work together to give this soup a creamy texture, while onions and pepper give it a mild but rejuvenating flavour. Serve the Bottle Gourd and Onion Soup hot and fresh top ....
Potato and Onion Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe )
Recipe# 2952
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The versatile potato often plays a supporting role in a meal, but in this recipe it's the star in creating a creamy soup that is brightened up with the addition of grated carrots. Try not to peel the potatoes when you cook and purée them because unpeeled potatoes are rich in folic acid. Carbohydrate ....
Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 613
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lachko is a feel-good dish in every respect, and usually features along with osaman in a gujarati menu. This sweet and thick yellow dal is generally served with rice as well as oodles of ghee to add to the aroma and flavour. The lachko dal and rice combo is similar to the maharashtrian varan bhaat.
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