With Instant pot becoming the one kitchen gadget making cooking fast and easy, do you ever wonder what more can you cook in it? 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 the variety of spices and the 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 23 Best Instant Pot Indian Food recipes which are quick and easy to make in Instant Pot. Here you will find the recipes categorized by:
Paneer & Vegetables
Paneer Butter Masala
This one is a favorite for any 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.
Eggplant Potato (Aloo Baingan)
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.
Palak Paneer (Saag Paneer)
Palak/Saag Paneer is a popular North Indian dish. This a 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.
Dum Aloo from Ministry of Curry
Lentil & Vegetable Khichdi
Nothing compares to the humble Khichdi when it comes to soul food. Given a slight twist of spices and addition of vegetables, this becomes a complete nutritional balanced one pot meal.
Mushroom Masala from Vegan Richa
For the times when you want to cook something different and if you’re a Mushroom lover, you cannot miss this recipe. This dish is perhaps the most popular mushroom recipe.
Aloo Gobi (Potato & Cauliflower Stir Fry)
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.
Vegetable Pulao is a flavorsome one pot rice meal mixed with a variety of vegetables and mildly flavored with various spices. This can be prepared in Instant pot super quick and easy.
Meat, Eggs & Seafood
Butter chicken from Two Sleevers
This very popular Instant Pot Butter Chicken Recipe is loved by thousands. It is a super easy yet authentic Keto Indian Butter Chicken.
Chicken Biryani is perhaps the most loved one-pot meal. Made from aromatic Basmati rice, tender chicken and mild flavorsome spices, it sure makes a comforting meal.
Chicken cooked in tomato and onion gravy along with fresh and dry spices is loved by kids and adults alike. Spoilers: This recipe includes my mom’s tips to make it authentic.
Chicken Tikka Masala
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 meals.
Goat Curry (Mutton Masala)
Goat curry (also known as 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.
Kashmiri Lamb Rogan Josh from Two Sleevers
This authentic Kashmiri dish can be prepared rather easily and faster in Instant pot or cooker. Originally, the dish has found its place in special occasion menus, however it doesn’t take much time when cooked in the instant pot.
This Egg Curry recipe comes as a savior when it comes to making dinner in less time. This quick and easy dish can be prepared in no time in the Instant pot.
Pork Vindaloo from 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
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.
Beef Curry from Paint the Kitchen Red
This rich and creamy curry is light on spices and yet perfect dish for wintery weather. Originally from Kerala, beef curry can be easily prepared in Instant pot.
Lentils & Beans Indian Instant Pot Recipes
If you think of one Dal recipe which is crowd’s favorite at restaurants and equally cherished at family get-togethers, it has to be Dal makahni. This high energy high protein dish can be served with Basmati rice or naan.
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.
Chana Masala (Punjabi Chole)
Chana masala cooked in instant pot makes a healthy and hassle free dinner. This high on protein and fiber dish can be your saviour on a busy weeknight.
Green Moong Lentils
Loved by children and elderly, Green Moong lentils is easy to digest and even easier to prepare in instant pot. This goes well with rice as well as roti (Indian flatbread).
Black Eyed Peas Curry
We hope you have found a recipe for your favourite 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.