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Instant Pot is a time-saving tool that allows families with busy schedules to prepare delicious and healthy meals in minutes. The Instant Pot is an excellent option for vegetarians who rely heavily on pulses as their protein. You don’t have to watch the beans as they cook evenly. Most diced potatoes can be done in less than two minutes. Instant Pot is a game-changer because of this.
This extensive collection includes Instant Pot recipes you will love, even if you eat meat infrequently. You’re sure to find many recipes you and your family will love!
These are my top Indian Instant-Pot vegetarian recipes, sorted by side dishes, curries, rice, and curry.
One-Pot Dinner Recipes
Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer, a type of Indian cheese with a firm texture, is similar to cottage cheese in mildness but has a better texture. This recipe makes a mild curry by chopping it into small pieces and adding it to a tomato-based masala sauce. Just combine all ingredients except Paneer in the Instant Pot. Cook on High for 8 minutes.
Then, combine the ingredients to make a spicy paste and add cream, Paneer, and a pinch of honey. It’s easy and delicious!
Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower Sabzi)
This delicately spiced aloo Gobi recipe is made with tomatoes and onions. It only needs a small amount of turmeric, coriander, and red chili powders to bring out its flavor. It gets an extra kick with a garnish of green chilies and cilantro. This sabzi is served with Indian flatbread, fresh roti, or a simple and delicious meal.
Caprese Pasta Salad
Grab this opportunity before the good tomatoes go! This is a simple burst cherry tomato pasta recipe with mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and a splash of white balsamic vinegar. You can also pack it for lunch the next day.
You can make Indian-style macaroni using lots of vegetables and spices—sauté vegetables of your choice in oil. Add macaroni to the pan and cook. Add coriander leaves to your macaroni dish, and you will have desi-style macaroni ready for your desi meal.
Lemon Rice (Chitrannam)
This healthy Indian recipe will make leftover rice into something delicious. The rice refrigerated overnight will dry out slightly, so it is better to absorb the flavors and not become sticky or mushy. Precooked frozen basmati rice is also available. Urad dal or roasted chana daal gives the rice texture and authenticity.
Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka Masala is a delicious, aromatic curry made with grilled paneer cubes and warm spice and simmered in creamy onion and tomato sauce.
Lobia Masala (Black Eyed Peas Curry) is a traditional North Indian recipe prepared in a pressure cooker. This dish has lots of ginger, garlic, aromatic spices, and an onion-tomato sauce. This makes a great dinner when served with parathas and steaming basmati rice. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Vegetarian chili is rich and creamy and mildly spiced Mexican American cuisine. It’s full of fresh flavor and great taste. It usually contains vegetables, beans, cream cheese, veg broth, seasonings for chili, and aromatics. It has a similar flavor to traditional chili. It is often served with delicious toppings such as avocado, tortilla chips, and cheese blend for lunch or dinner.
Kadhi, North India’s most comforting food, is the best. Crispy pakoras are made with onion-gram flour fritters. They are then dipped into a thick and tangy yogurt soup (kadhi) and then topped with aromatic tempering. The sweet and tangy Gujarati Kadhi will be a hit with you.
Instant Pot Potato Masala
Aloo Masala is also known as Potato Masala. It’s an Indian dish with yellow potatoes, onions, butter-sautéed onions, fresh chilies, and a flavorful mix of spices. It can be used as a filling in masala dosas or as a side dish for finger-licking side dishes, or even as a breakfast sandwich with toast. It’s a healthy and unique way to serve potato salad on your next picnic or barbecue.
Slow Cooker Dal Makhani
This dal curry recipe is made in a slow cooker. The lentils will cook until they are tender. Whole Urad dal is better than split if you want the best results. This particular bean is elementary to break down, which gives the dish its creamy texture. Serve the rice with Indian-style green Chutney and plain yogurt.
The essential ingredients of almost all Indian meals – tomatoes and onions – can be cooked with basic spices such as green chilies and ginger. This fantastic rice dish is made in one pot with rice and water. Garnish with mint and coriander leaves.
Mushroom Masala (Mushroom Curry)
Mushroom masala can be added to your Indian vegetarian recipe collection as a vegan option. This Indian curry is perfect for those who love mushrooms. It’s made in an instant pot with white button mushrooms, onions, ginger garlic, tomatoes, cashews, and two common spices.
Instant Pot Vegetable Curry
Instant Pot vegetable curry is a healthy and easy recipe that can be prepared in 25 minutes. It’s creamy with coconut milk and ground cashews. This vegan curry can be enjoyed with fresh Indian bread or gluten-free steamed rice.
Instant Pot Dal
Dal is a hearty and spicy lentil stew that’s great for cold nights when you need something filling but also healthy. Instant Pot makes it easy to cook lentils quickly. Sauté the onions and spices in a pan, add the lentils, water, and chopped tomatoes, and then let it cool down.
Your kitchen will smell incredible in 30 minutes, and you’ll be ready for your next meal!
Instant Pot Jeera rice
Jeera rice is used to spice up plain basmati rice with little effort in the kitchen. Cumin seeds are the magic ingredient. They are toasted to intensify their sweet, nutty taste and added to basmati rice. Then add a few cloves, bay leaf, and cardamom to your Instant Pot. You’ll be able to enjoy fluffy basmati in less than 30 minutes.
Dal Tadka, or Yellow Dal Tadka, is a spicy Indian lentil recipe for comfort food on a cold night. Yellow Split Pigeon peas are cooked in aromatics such as onion, garlic, tomatoes, and spices until they become creamy. Then, they are topped with a hot spiced oil that has had its temper (Tadka).
This recipe is delicious and comparable to take-out. This recipe is easy to prepare and can quickly be ready in an instant pot. It tastes best served with plain rice and a drizzle of butter.