With the Instant Pot becoming the one kitchen gadget making cooking fast and easy, do you ever wonder what more you can cook with it? The answer is almost everything. Whether you’re a vegan or vegetarian, egg or chicken lover, goat or pork meat lover, you can cook it in your Instant Pot.

Indian food has always been considered a complex cuisine with a variety of spices and a depth of flavors. However, Instant Pot has de-mystified Indian food and made it easy for everyone to cook it at home. There is an abundance of amazing Indian recipes for the instant pot.

If you are vegetarian, check this list of 29 Best Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes.

I have compiled here the 23 Best Instant Pot Indian Food recipes that are quick and easy to make in Instant Pot.

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Paneer & Vegetables

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

This one is a favorite for dinners and get-togethers, also known as Paneer Makhani. Extremely easy to make in the instant pot, this recipe uses simple ingredients, flavorsome gravy, and as much Paneer as you like.

Instant Pot Paneer Butter Masala topped with cilantro and cream with naan bread on the side
4.85 from 177 votes

Paneer Butter Masala – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy. This Paneer Butter Masala is so delicious and very easy to make in the instant pot. 
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Eggplant Potato (Aloo Baingan)

Aloo Brinjal (potato and eggplant curry) in a white bowl with roti Indian flatbread

An easy one-pot curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices in an instant pot or stovetop. A vegan and gluten-free Potato & Eggplant Curry that is a perfect side with roti, naan, or parathas.

Aloo Brinjal (potato and eggplant curry) in a white bowl with roti Indian flatbread
4.82 from 33 votes

Instant Pot Aloo Baingan (Potato & Eggplant Curry)

Aloo Baingan Masala is an easy one-pot curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices in instant pot or stovetop. A vegan and gluten-free Potato & Eggplant Curry that is a perfect side with roti, naan or parathas
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Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)

Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Palak/Saag Paneer is a popular North Indian dish. This simplified one-pot version of the authentic palak paneer, made in Instant Pot, takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Replace paneer with Tofu to make this dish vegan.

Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
4.79 from 239 votes

Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe (Pressure Cooker)

A North Indian favorite with spinach and cottage cheese, Palak Paneer. Make this instant pot palak paneer as a one-pot dish, super easy and delicious!
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Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo_Ministry of Curry
Photo Credit: Ministry of Curry

The good old Dum Aloo makes a perfect companion to roti, naan, or paratha. Primarily made of baby potatoes in sauteed onion and tomato gravy, this dish can be easily prepared in an Instant pot.

Lentil & Vegetable Khichdi

Masala Khichdi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 2

Nothing compares to the humble Khichdi when it comes to soul food. With a slight twist of spices and adding vegetables, this becomes a nutritional balanced one-pot meal.

Lentil and Vegetable khichdi in a white bowl
4.92 from 83 votes

Indian Lentil and Vegetable Khichdi (Masala Khichdi)

A Instant Pot Masala Khichdi made with lentils, rice and vegetables along with simple spices and ghee.  The epitome of comfort food all over India. 
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Mushroom Masala

instant pot mushroom matar masala garnished with cilantro

Made with earthy mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and aromatic spices, this Mushroom Masala Curry is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!

instant pot mushroom matar masala garnished with cilantro
4.84 from 25 votes

Instant Pot Mushroom Matar Masala

Easy and delicious Mushroom Matar Masala made in the Instant Pot. Made with earthy mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and aromatic spices, this Mushroom Masala Curry is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!
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Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry)

Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1

This favorite stir-fried curry is an everyday meal in many Indian homes. Found at almost all Indian restaurants, Aloo Gobi is quick and easy to make at home in Instant Pot.

Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1
4.78 from 70 votes

Instant Pot Aloo Gobi / Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry

A healthy & delicious potato and cauliflower stir fry made in the instant pot. So easy and quick, takes just 20 minutes. Vegan & Gluten Free.  
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Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Vegetable Pulao is a flavorsome one-pot rice meal mixed with various vegetables and mildly flavored with various spices. This can be prepared in Instant Pot super quickly and easily.

Vegetable Pulao Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
4.85 from 140 votes

Instant Pot Vegetable Rice Pulao

Veg Pulao or Vegetable Pilaf is an easy one pot rice dish mixed with a variety of vegetables and mildly flavored with spices.
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Meat, Eggs & Seafood

Butter chicken

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Butter chicken or murgh makhani is one of the most popular Indian chicken curries worldwide. Instant Pot Butter Chicken is a flavorful dish with chicken cooked in a mildly spiced curry sauce or gravy. This butter chicken is such a breeze to make in the Instant Pot.

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Butter Chicken
4.83 from 47 votes

Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe

A creamy and delicious Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani made in the Instant Pot. Chicken cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy with aromatic ginger, garlic and spices. 
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Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani in a bowl

Chicken Biryani is perhaps the most loved one-pot meal. Made from aromatic Basmati rice, tender chicken, and mild flavorsome spices, it makes a comforting meal.

chicken biryani served on a plate garnished with cilantro, onions and lime
4.88 from 97 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

This Instant Pot Chicken Biryani has fragrant rice cooked with tender juicy chicken along with lots of warming spices and caramelized onions. This Indian chicken and rice dish is popular all over the world. This one-pot version made in a pressure cooker is easy to make even on busy weeknights in less than an hour.
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Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Chicken cooked in tomato, onion gravy, and aromatic spices is loved by kids and adults alike. Spoilers: This recipe includes my mom’s tips to make it authentic.

Chicken Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
4.77 from 492 votes

Mom’s Chicken Curry – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Mom’s authentic Chicken Curry made in a simple onion-tomato gravy with the aroma of whole spices.
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Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala in a plate over rice

This restaurant favorite can be easily prepared at home in the instant pot. Made from marinated chicken, thick tomato gravy, and aromatic spices, it most certainly found its place in every weekend or get-together meal.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala served over rice along with naan on the side
4.82 from 88 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe (Pressure Cooker)

Flavorful and aromatic Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala made with marinated tender chicken cooked in a creamy sauce. This restaurant quality chicken curry is so easy to make in the instant pot. Make it along with rice pot-in-pot for a complete meal.
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Goat Curry (Mutton Masala)

Goat Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1

Goat curry (Mutton Masala) is tender meat cooked in onion and tomato gravy with aromatic whole spices. It can be easily made in an instant pot. You can serve goat curry with naan or rice.

Goat Curry in a white plate with cilantro on side
4.75 from 75 votes

Instant Pot Goat Curry / Mutton Masala Recipe

A simple North Indian style goat curry. Enjoy the tender and moist meat in a flavorful gravy with the aroma of whole spices. 
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Coconut Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry with coconut milk in a white bowl

This simple Indian coconut chicken curry recipe is made with ginger, garlic, and onions alongside flavorful spices and finished with creamy coconut milk. Pair this dairy-free & gluten-free curry with fragrant basmati rice. 

Chicken Curry with coconut milk in a white bowl
4.78 from 452 votes

Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry

Easy & healthy Indian Coconut Chicken Curry made in an Instant Pot in just 20 minutes!
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Egg Curry

Instant Pot Egg Curry

This Egg Curry recipe is a savior when making dinner in less time. This quick and easy dish can be prepared in no time in the Instant Pot.

Egg curry made by adding boiled eggs to a spicy curry sauce, along with coconut milk to balance the flavors. In this Instant Pot Egg Curry, we will make the curry sauce and boil the eggs together. Make this quick and delicious Egg Curry for dinner on busy days in under 30 minutes. Serve it with roti, naan or rice. | #eggcurry #instantpot #pressurecooker #eggs #curry #lowcarb #glutenfree | pipingpotcurry.com
4.96 from 45 votes

Instant Pot Egg Curry (Pressure Cooker Anda Curry)

Egg curry made by adding boiled eggs to a curry sauce, along with coconut milk to give a flavorful protein-rich dish. In this Instant Pot Egg Curry, we will make the curry sauce and boil the eggs together, to make this delicious dish even quicker! Pair it with rice, naan or roti to make a complete meal.
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Pork Vindaloo

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Photo Credit: Paint the Kitchen Red

This authentic Pork Vindaloo recipe is originally from the sun and sand state of Goa. This super hot spicy, tangy curry is much loved all over the world.

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry Instant Pot

Easy and Flavorful, this Coconut Shrimp Curry can be made in the Instant Pot in just 20 minutes. For extra credit, this dish is also Gluten-free, Paleo, and low-Carb.

Coconut Shrimp Curry in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
4.68 from 91 votes

Coconut Shrimp Curry – Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

Delicious and easy Coconut Shrimp Curry made in the Pressure Cooker in just 20 minutes. This is a simple Indian shrimp curry made with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes along with flavorful spices, and finished with coconut milk.
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Beef Curry

instant pot beef curry in a bowl
Photo Credit: Paint the Kitchen Red

This rich and creamy curry is light on spices yet perfect for wintery weather. Originally from Kerala, beef curry can be easily prepared in an Instant Pot.

Lentils & Beans

Dal Makhani

Instant Pot Dal Makahni . Pressure Cooker Madras Lentils

If you think of one Dal recipe which is the crowd’s favorite at restaurants and equally cherished at family get-togethers, it has to be Dal makhani. This high-protein dish can be served with basmati rice or naan.

Dal Makhani made in the instant pot, served in a earthen pot with some brown rice and spices in the back
4.84 from 84 votes

Instant Pot Dal Makhani (Madras Lentils with Brown Rice)

Authentic Punjabi Dal Makhani (Madras Lentils) made in Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. This restaurant style Dal Makhani made in the pressure cooker is rich, creamy and flavorful. 
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Spinach Dal

Dal Palak in a pretty bowl topped with tempering

Could you make a healthy dish even healthier? Spinach Dal is one such dish. This vegan and gluten-free dish can be served with rice or as soup.

Dal Palak in a pretty bowl topped with tempering
4.83 from 94 votes

Pressure Cooker Spinach Dal (Dal Palak Recipe)

Spinach Dal, also called Dal Palak, is a comforting lentil soup with added spinach made in the Pressure Cooker.  It is so easy to make it in the pressure cooker. Enjoy it with basmati rice or as a soup. This is a vegetarian & gluten-free recipe.
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Chana Masala (Punjabi Chole)

Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) served in a black bowl

Chana masala cooked in the instant pot makes a healthy and hassle-free dinner. This high in protein and fiber dish can be your savior on a busy weeknight.

Chana Masala (Chickpea curry) served in a black bowl
4.83 from 281 votes

Instant Pot Chana Masala / Punjabi Chole Masala Recipe in Pressure Cooker

Punjabi Chole Masala or Chana Masala is an Indian favorite chickpea curry. This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala can be made in the Instant Pot or stovetop Pressure Cooker. A healthy protein-rich vegan and gluten free chickpea recipe.
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Green Moong Lentils

Green Moong Dal with rice topped with onions and lime

Loved by children and the elderly, Green Moong lentils are easy to digest and even easier to prepare in the instant pot. This goes well with rice as well as roti (Indian flatbread).

Green Moong Dal with rice topped with onions and lime
4.88 from 169 votes

Green Moong Dal (Mung Bean Curry)

Wholesome Green Moong lentils simmered in onion-tomato gravy made in Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker). A protein rich mung bean curry, enjoy as a lentil soup along with a side of rice. 
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Black Eyed Peas Curry

Black eyed peas curry (chawli) in a bowl garnished with cilantro

A simple Black eyed peas curry made in an onion-tomato gravy, along with lots of ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices. It is perfect to enjoy with some steaming rice and parathas.

Black eyed peas curry (chawli) in a bowl garnished with cilantro
4.88 from 87 votes

Black Eyed Peas Curry (Indian Lobia Masala) – Instant Pot & Stovetop

Black Eyed Peas Curry or Lobia Masala is a popular dish in North India, that is so easy and quick to make in the pressure cooker. It is made in an onion-tomato gravy, along with lots of ginger, garlic and aromatic spices. It is perfect to enjoy with some steaming basmati rice and parathas.
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We hope you have found a recipe for your favorite Indian Dish to make in the Instant Pot. Let us know which dish you’re most excited to make, and share this roundup with your friends! 

Don’t forget to check out our roundup of 10 Delicious Instant Pot Indian Dessert Recipes from the best blogs for Indian Instant Pot Cooking.

About Meeta

Hi..I’m Meeta. I am a former product specialist by profession, and a foodie at heart. I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need some inspiration to explore the ingredients and create great food. I share simple step-by-step recipes made using instant pot and other gadgets in the modern kitchen. I primarily cook Indian food, but I also love to cook global cuisines such as Italian, Thai, Mexican and more. Enjoy the world of awesome food!

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15 Comments

  1. I’ve had a pkp for over a year, sat in the cupboard doing nothing. Thanks to you it’s been in use every day for the last two weeks. Excellent recipes, lots more to do, thank you.

  2. Love the recipe compilation and already tried a few! Under Pork Vindaloo, please edit it to read sun and sand State of Goa instead of sun and sand city of Goa.

  3. This is an incredible article that I ever came across on such healthy food items that could available to make and in such an easy way I will surely try this and give my feedback for the same and also share it with my friend and family as well for their reference.