As the year 2018 comes to an end, I want to take the time to thank my readers and wish you all a very Happy New Year. This has been a wonderful and exciting year for me, working on this blog and sharing my love for cooking. I hope that you have made some memories cooking and sharing delicious food with your family and friends.

Here I am sharing the top 10 recipes you have loved on Piping Pot Curry. Not surprisingly, all are instant pot recipes. This list is based on the statistics of what our readers viewed, shared and cooked the most. 

Piping Pot Curry - Top 10 Instant Pot Recipes 2018
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Are you a NEW owner of the Instant Pot? This is a great list for all excited to get started but don’t know where to start. These recipes are tried and tested favorites and go-to recipes of many Instant Pot owners.

1. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji - Instant Pot & Stovetop

Being from Mumbai, I take immense pleasure in saying that the most loved recipe on the blog is Mumbai Pav Bhaji. This is Mumbai street food at it’s best! A healthy and nutritious dish with loads of veggies, prepared as a one pot dish. If you have not tried or heard of this dish, it really is a must try!

2. Mom’s Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

This is my mom’s authentic Chicken Curry recipe, converted to the instant pot. Added bonus are tips from mom to give that extra flavor kick. This chicken curry made in a onion-tomato gravy with the aroma of whole spices. Here is a wonderful comment from a follower – “This is one of the best chicken curry recipes I’ve eaten. It definitely taste better than the restaurant too! The instructions are also very easy to follow. I just got an instant pot and so happy to have found your site.“.

3. Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka / Dal Fry / Yellow Lentils Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 3

Toor Dal Fry is the one of the most popular lentil made in India. In some homes, this is made everyday. Dal tadka is very quick to prepare and can be ready in minutes.  It is one of the easiest to make for a weeknight dinner. Make this along with pot-in-pot basmati rice for a complete meal!

4. Chana Masala

Instant Pot Chana Masala. Chole. Chickpeas

Chole Masala is a signature North Indian dish that is enjoyed with bhatura, naan or rice. I love the convenience to make this complicated dish as a one-pot recipe in the instant pot. I am sure you will love it too!  Here is a great review from a follower, “Wonderful, Flavorful recipe. I have made it three times already and it is becoming a regular thing in my household!“.

5. Green Moong Dal

Green Moong Dal in a bowl topped with cilantro

Wholesome Green Moong Dal is a delicious creamy lentil soup, that is so easy and quick to make in a pressure cooker. Very nutritious with lots of protein and perfect for a cold evening.

6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Instant Pot 5

A simple and delicious Broccoli Cheddar soup that can be ready in minutes. You might have had this soup at cafe’s and wondered how to make this creamy comforting soup. This is a simple recipe to make this soup in the comfort of your home in the amazing Instant Pot! You could very much call this a Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheddar soup.

Here is a review that makes my time blogging and sharing recipes worth it – “I just made this soup….it is GREAT!! It’s 5 of us me, my husband and 3 boys were fighting over the leftovers. I will double next time!!!”

7. Paneer Butter Masala

Instant Pot Paneer Butter Masala topped with cilantro and cream with naan bread on the side

This is another one of those recipes that is a game changer in the instant pot. Just add all the ingredients and come back to a flavorful gravy, that can be used to make many dishes. It is very versatile, so you can make a variety of dishes with it.

8. Kala Chana Curry

Punjabi Kala Chana or Black Chickpeas Curry made in Instant Pot. A homestyle mild spiced curry, best enjoyed with rice

Kala Chana is a mildly spiced black chickpeas curry made in the instant pot or a stovetop pressure cooker. This is a simple everyday Punjabi curry, made in a onion-tomato gravy with ginger and garlic. Instant Pot Kala Chana is so easy to prepare and yet so delicious.

9. Penne Pasta in Tomato Cream Sauce

penne pasta in red sauce garnished with basil leaves in a white bowl

A simple and delicious penne pasta recipe that can be ready on the dinner table in 15 minutes. Loved by kids and adults, and my go to dish when I am short on time. “Just made this ! Soooo yummy! Kids finished all of it!! Thank you”, as said by one of the readers. I always love it when I hear that kids enjoyed the recipe, my daughter loves this one too.

10. Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Kheer Rice Pudding instant pot

This recipe is my favorite. Why? Because it is a game-changer when made in the instant pot! Just dump in all the ingredients, set to Porridge mode and come back to perfectly cooked kheer. Traditionally made kheer on the stovetop would have taken an hour or more of active time to prepare.

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23 Instant Pot Indian Recipes

This roundup has the best collection of Instant Pot Indian Recipes from all over the internet. From Paneer & Vegetables to Chicken & Seafood to a variety of lentils and beans, we have you covered!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the most loved recipes for 2018 on Piping Pot Curry. How many of these have you tried? Leave a comment below or share on our facebook page about recipes you want us to share in 2018!

Thank you all the readers and followers for an awesome 2018. I am looking forward to sharing many more delicious recipes in 2019!

About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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