18+ Delicious and Easy Indian Dessert Recipes for your Instant Pot. All of these sweet recipes are vegetarian & gluten-free, with authentic Indian flavors!
Instant Pot has made our lives so much easier. We love to cook in our Instant Pot and we love desserts, so let's see all the amazing Indian desserts you can make in your favorite pot!
Many Indian desserts such as Kheer (Rice Pudding) take a long time and lots of active stirring on the stovetop. However in the instant pot, they are almost hands free. It is such a great convenience when you want to make desserts for a get-together or party.
Here I am sharing the best Indian Desserts that can be made in the Instant Pot. They are perfect to make for the next festival, party or just as a treat on any day!
I am sure you will love them, and if we are missing any of your favorite, comment and let me know.
Kheer (Rice Pudding)
Let's start with the most favorite Indian dessert - Kheer. This is a pudding made with rice, milk, infused with generous amounts of cardamom, saffron and dried fruits. Making Kheer on the stovetop is an endeavor of 2 hours with lots of stirring involved. Hence we call Kheer made with the Porridge mode in instant pot a game changer. If you are a brown rice fan, check out the Brown Rice Kheer. Quinoa lover, check out this Quinoa Kheer.
2 Ingredient Cheesecake from This Old Gal
A wonderful 2-ingredient flan-like dessert, called Bappa Doi. This is a steamed yogurt pudding from the state of West Bengal. Made from strained yogurt and sweetened condensed milk, this dessert tastes like a cheesecake when cooled.
Gajar ka Halwa or Carrot Halwa is made with grated carrots, milk, sugar, cardamom and almonds. This is a healthy and delicious dessert from North India. Making it in the instant pot is so easy and needs very less monitoring, and you will not miss the same delicious taste.
Sabudana Kheer, or Tapioca pudding, is a sweet made with tapioca pearls and milk. This kheer is popular during the fasting festive season in India. It is super easy to make in the instant pot or on the stovetop.
Sweet Vermicelli, also called Meethi Seviyan, is a sweet dessert made with vermicelli, ghee, sugar, cardamom and nuts. This is also called Semiya Kesari or Parsi style sweet seviyan. A perfect one pot sweet dessert which can be made in just 15 minutes.
Sweet Potato Halwa from Ministry of Curry
A delicious dessert made with Sweet Potato, almond milk, sugar, coconut, and hints of saffron and cardamom. It has melt in the mouth textures and is lightly sweetened. Enjoy this healthy dessert of sweet potatoes, that are a good source of fiber and vitamins.
Seviyan / Vermicelli Kheer
Seviyen Kheer is a delicious and creamy pudding made with vermicelli, milk and sugar, infused with aromatic saffron, cardamom, nuts and raisins. This is another dessert that is very quick and hands free to make in the instant pot.
Moong Dal Halwa
Moong Dal Halwa is a rich delicious dessert made with split yellow lentils (moong dal), sugar and ghee, along with the flavors of cardamom and saffron. This easy version of Moong Dal Halwa can be made in a pressure cooker, and is much less laborious than the traditional method.
This refreshing & sweet Indian dessert is a perfect summer treat. Creamy yogurt, mango pulp and sugar are blended together, and garnished with saffron and cardamom to make this luscious Mango Shrikhand.
Sweet Pongal, also called Sakkarai or Chakkara Pongal, is a popular traditional sweet dish from South India. Made with rice, moong dal, milk and jaggery, it is a delicious sweet pudding made during festivals.
A delicious no added sugar dessert. You might wonder if a no sugar dessert is even possible? Here is Carrot Pudding that is made with carrots, milk, cashews and dates, with the added aroma of cardamom & saffron. The sweetness in this dessert comes from dates. You would not mind yourself or your kids asking second and third servings!
Zarda Sweet Rice
Meethe Chawal or Zarda Rice is a sweet and rich rice preparation loaded with dry fruits, sugar and ghee. This aromatic sweet saffron flavored rice is royal dessert made on special occasions and festivals.
Oats Kheer also known as Oats payasam is a delicious twist of using oats in Indian dessert recipes. Sweetened oatmeal with cardamom, nuts and raisins, this healthy breakfast or dessert can be cooked in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop within minutes.
Carrot Burfi from Spice Cravings
Carrot or Gajar ki Burfi, is a fudge like variation of the class dessert Carrot Halwa, which is from the region of Punjab in North India. It is made with grated carrots, ghee, sugar, milk and nuts. This variation of carrot fudge is made healthier with the addition of Almond meal.
Kesar Pista Shrikhand
Shrikhand, a refreshing & sweet Indian dessert. Creamy smooth yogurt is mixed with sugar and cardamom, and garnished with saffron and pistachios to make this luscious Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand.
Lapsi (Cracked Wheat Sweet)
Lapsi is a sweet dish made with roasted broken wheat (Dalia) and sweetened with jaggery. Garnished with nuts and flavored with cardamom, this cracked wheat recipe is perfect for celebrations.
Coconut Pumpkin Halwa
Coconut Pumpkin Halwa, also called as Kaddu ka Halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert made with pumpkin, sugar, ghee, coconut and nuts. It can be cooked in a pressure cooker on the stovetop or Instant pot and takes less than 30 minutes to make this delicious dessert!
Dudhi Halwa from Ministry of Curry
Dudhi Halwa is a popular Indian dessert made with grated bottle gourd, sugar and milk. This luscious Dudhi Halwa is lightly sweet and has a creamy pudding like texture with the aroma of vanilla!
We hope you have found a recipe for your favourite Indian Dessert 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 23 Best Indian Instant Pot Recipes from the best blogs for Indian Instant Pot Cooking.
Kusum Khandelwal says
I am looking a recipe for "Rabdi" a north indian sweet made with milk. Do you have any suggestion?
Meeta Arora says
Hi Kusum - For rabdi, the slow cook mode of instant pot could work well. I have not tried, so cannot confirm the exact method.
For the dudhi halwa: I suggest adding a bit of matcha green tea powder to your liking, it will not alter the final taste of the halwa. A perfect plant based green color.
Meeta Arora says
Hi Dru - Thank you for the suggestion!
Sharma Sweets & Indian Cuisine says
Thanks for sharing this information.