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Last Updated : Apr 18,2024



प्रेशर कुक - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Pressure Cooker recipes in Hindi)
પ્રેશર કૂકરમાં બનતિ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Pressure Cooker recipes in Gujarati)

Indian pressure cooker recipes | cooker sabzi, Khichdi, dals, desserts |

Indian pressure cooker recipes | cooker sabzi, Khichdi, dals, desserts | Ah! Pressure Cooker is a boon to many. Pressure cooking is a method in which water is added at the base of cooker, the vessel with the food to be cooked is place in it and then the lid is closed and the food is cooked at a high pressure. It is so simple. Try out the recipe of Broken Wheat Upma for Breakfast.

Broken Wheat UpmaBroken Wheat Upma

6 Benefits of Pressure Cooking

  1. Pressure cooker is very easy to operate.
  2. Pressure cooking reduces the cooking time by almost 2/3.
  3. Cooking in the Pressure Cooker preserves the nutrients. Bajra Khichdi is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre.
  4. It saves fuel.
  5. It is convenient.
  6. There is less cleaning to do with less utensils to wash.

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal

While there are so many advantages, one disadvantage is that it is easy for the food to get over-cooked. So you need to cook each food delicacy for just the exact number of whistles.

Pressure Cooker Indian Khichdi

Khichdi is a comfort food to Indians. It is no more considered a sick person’s diet. A simple Moong Dal Khichdi can be made more tickling to the taste buds by the addition of masalas like done in the recipe of Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Basic garlic, onions and our Indian masala dabba perks up the flavours.

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi

Want to try something extremely nourishing? Turn to Vitamin Khichdi – it suits a healthy individual to someone who has diabetes to heart disease and even a pregnant woman to kids.

10% of protein, 11% of calcium and 16% of magnesium needs are fulfilled by this Vitamin Khichdi. This is much enough to ensure a way to strong bones.

Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )

Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )

Looking for a khichdi without rice? Try Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi. Apart from curbing cholesterol, barley also helps control weight gain.

Barley and Moong Dal KhichdiBarley and Moong Dal Khichdi

Pressure Cooker Indian Sabzis

A lovable subzi made of common ingredients combined intelligently in a quick and easy but exceptionally tasty form! What else do we need? Yes, subzis can also be made in a pressure cooker. It is a notion that sabzis tend to turn soggy in pressure cooker. But we recommend trying Kathal ki Subzi.

 Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit SubziKathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi

The famous Baghara Baingan can also be made in a pressure in just 17 minutes. Surprise your loved ones with this subzi accompanied with a phulka.

Hyderabadi Baghara BainganHyderabadi Baghara Baingan

And do not miss out on trying the famous Oondhiya in a pressure cooker. A colourful combination of vegetables and fenugreek-flavoured dumplings are cooked with an aromatic masala that features coconut, coriander and assorted spice powders. Enjoy this delicacy hot and fresh, with rotis or rice, to make a hearty meal!

Oondhiya ( Pressure Cooker )

Oondhiya ( Pressure Cooker )

Pressure Cooker Indian Dals

Pressure cooker dals are of two types – one you can cook the dal separately and then temper it like Hare Lehsun ki Dal and another you can temper it, add all the ingredients and sit back and enjoy TV while the dal is being cooked in the pressure cooker. A classic example of this Spicy Yellow Moong Dal.

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

There are a range of traditional pressure cookers to enjoy as well. Gujarati dal is quite famous. Many Indian weddings have it on their list.

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

If you go to the east of Indian, you will find Bengali Dal Kalai. It is a simple dal from Bengali kitchens, Dal Kalai is made by flavouring cooked urad dal with a paste of saunf and ginger.

Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal
Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal

There are some delicacies which are made with a combination of dals. The Spicy Mixed Dal recipe is easy and quick to prepare all you needn’t to do is soak the dals to ensure uniform cooking. At home we have it with Steamed Rice.

Spicy Mixed Dal

Spicy Mixed Dal

Pressure Cooker Indian Soups

There is nothing more pleasing than a hot bowl of soup. And if it is made in a pressure cooker, the efforts are really less. Why not try Garlicy Beetroot Soup – this soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour.

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

Bombay Curry Soup is a sumptuous soup with a desi flavour. With dal and rice, it is quite filling and can be served as a quick snack or a meal-in-a-bowl.

Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with SpinachStrength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach

Mixed Vegetable Soup is sure to please one and all. It is a family treat. Here, we have combined tangy tomatoes with an assortment of veggies like onions, cabbage and capsicum, which contribute a rich aroma and flavour to the soup.

 Mixed Vegetable SoupMixed Vegetable Soup

Indian Style Pumpkin and Carrot Soup is yet another enjoyably sweet soup which does not require much salt. Made with very few ingredients and finally laced with pepper powder this soup has guaranteed satisfaction! There is no doubt about anybody not liking the soup, because it transforms the humble pumpkin into nothing short of a sumptuous delicacy.

Nutritious Pumpkin Carrot SoupNutritious Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Pressure Cooker Indian Salads

Enjoy the Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing chilled, to relish an exciting crunch and to avoid sogginess. From cucumber for a juicy crunch, and kabuli chana for a mealy touch, to barley and mushrooms for chewiness and sun-dried tomatoes for tang enjoy this salad.

Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing


Chick Pea Salad with Mint Dressing is one of the most nutritious beans - chick peas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy salad with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin a content.

Indian Chickpea Salad for Weight LossIndian Chickpea Salad for Weight Loss

Pressure Cooker Indian Sweets and Desserts

Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without MawaQuick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa

From Quick Gajar Halwa without Mawa to Doodhi Halwa, you can enjoy it all. You no longer need to keep stirring and cooking the halwa for a long time.

Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe

Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe

Many of us enjoy a cake over Indian sweets. For all the dessert lovers who don’t have an oven, pressure cooker comes to rescue. Try your favourite Eggless Chocolate Cake in a Pressure Cooker. Serve this soft and succulent eggless chocolate cake warm and fresh off the cooker with a cup of tea, top it with ice-cream to make a delicious dessert, or decorate it to make the prettiest – and tastiest - cake in town.

Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking )

Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Pressure Cooking )

Pressure Cooker Indian Street Food

How about trying a Pressure Cooker Pav Bhaji. Made on a tava on the streets of Mumbai, it is now also possible in a pressure cooker in just 20 minutes. 3 Whistles is also you have to wait for your favourite fast food to be on the table.

Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking )

Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking )


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Darbari Dal (  Mughlai Khana)
Recipe# 38162
03 Oct 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This simple dal made with toovar and masoor dals is transformed when curds and cream are added to it. The curds provides the right amount of tanginess. Dals were made by the mughals by simering them over a slow flame for hours together, however we the recipe provided makes use of the pressure cooker ....
Pumpkin Kootu ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33371
16 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pumpkin kootu, a ballet of vegetables and dal, this healthy combination cooked along with a coconut paste. Go for any choice of veggies such as white pumpkin, cabbage etc. You can top with tempering of oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves to give a refreshing feel to the kootu.
Ragda
Recipe# 38435
17 Jul 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ragda made from soaked and boiled white peas, tempered with mustard seeds and asafoetida, serve it as a stuffing with pani puri.
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Soya Bhurji ( Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 33347
19 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soya bhurji, enjoy this mouth-watering delicacy, brimming with goodness of soya. Pressure cooking does not require soaking soya granules as it gets cooked with other ingredients. Do not open the lid immediately let it stand for a while so that the granules soak up excess water if any. It is ....
Chana, Tuvar and Green Moong Dal, Trevati Dal
Recipe# 38470
31 Jan 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
chana, tuvar and green moong dal recipe | trevati dal | mixed dal with vegetables | healthy Indian dal | with 40 amazing images. chana, tuvar and green moong dal recipe< ....
Rice Porridge
Recipe# 4211
15 Jun 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
rice porridge recipe | pressure cooker rice porridge | quick Indian rice porridge | with amazing 10 images. Upset tummy or sick with diarrhoea? ....
Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi
Recipe# 36123
22 Aug 23

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by Tarla Dalal
vegetable panchmel khichdi recipe | mixed dal and vegetable khichdi | lentil vegetable khichdi | with 24 amazing images. This nutritious Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi is made of 4 dals and ric ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao
Recipe# 22145
09 May 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of veggies add colour and flavour to this hot and spicy dish. Brown rice is a storehouse of various nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A and iron, and when combined with fibre-rich veggies and a herby green paste, it makes a wholesome and delicious treat. When you have tried thi ....
Mixed Kathol ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 619
24 Mar 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
mixed kathol sabzi recipe | Gujarati mixed pulses sabji | healthy mix kathol shaak | with 40 images. mixed kathol sabzi is a popular Gujarati way to have pulses, kathols. Learn how to make ....
Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
Recipe# 22229
06 Jan 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
red lentil soup recipe | Indian style red lentil vegetable soup | heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss | with 29 amazing images. red lentil soup recipe | India ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5292
09 Dec 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter. However, we have ....
Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39570
30 May 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
khichdi recipe | dal khichdi | toor dal khichdi | how to make dal khichdi | with 31 amazing images An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delici ....
Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal
Recipe# 4784
03 Dec 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
hare lehsun toovar dal recipe | green garlic toovar dal | green garlic lentil dal | with 20 amazing images. A dal with a lip-smacking flavour that lingers on your taste buds, the hare lehsun too ....
Hara Bhara Kebab On Tava, Healthy Kabab
Recipe# 5638
02 Nov 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
hara bhara kebab on tava recipe | healthy hara bhara kabab | spinach and green peas cutlet | with 32 amazing images. hara bhara kabab is a popular North Indian dish that is high in nutritio ....
Masalawali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 40386
07 Oct 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fiery paste of dry red chillies, aromatic seeds and pungent ginger and garlic is at the heart of this Masalawali Toovar Dal. Although it sounds too hot, it actually ends up enjoyably semi-spicy, when this paste is combined with cooked toovar dal, baby onions and tomatoes, making the Masalawali Too ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Soup, Gajar Soup with Moong Dal
Recipe# 5539
11 Apr 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
carrot and moong dal soup recipe | carrot vegetable moong dal soup | healthy Indian gajar soup with moong dal | with 34 amazing images. carrot and moong dal soup recipe |
Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe
Recipe# 3579
31 Oct 22

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by Tarla Dalal
dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy vegetable dhansak | with 55 amazing images. dhansak dal recipe is a traditional Parsi dish usually prepared on sundays for a famil ....
Corn Methi Pulao
Recipe# 1744
03 Mar 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
corn methi pulao recipe | methi makai pulao | sweet corn methi rice | with 26 amazing images. corn methi pulao is a flavorful and tasty rice variety made using sweet corn and methi leaves. ....
Drumstick  Soup, Veg Drumstick Soup
Recipe# 40635
05 Jun 24

 
 by Tarla Dalal
drumstick soup recipe | veg drumstick soup | saijan ki phalli soup | healthy drumstick soup | with 15 amazing images. This fabulous drumstick soup recipe with th ....
Instant Lemon Pickle ( Zero Oil)
Recipe# 22184
23 May 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a quick and easy sweet lemon pickle that is ready within minutes as compared to the traditional recipe which takes 20 days to prepare. Whole lemons are pressure cooked with water till the lemon skins are soft. Try and cut the lemons in the mixing bowl in which the pickle is to be combined w ....
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe
Recipe# 40586
09 May 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma. Serve it hot with your favourite ....
Methiche Varan
Recipe# 4799
26 Apr 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
01 Apr 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
low fat carrot halwa recipe | healthy gajar ka halwa | low fat Indian carrot pudding | with 14 amazing images. low fat carrot halwa recipe is a healthy gajar ka halwa
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