instant pot Indian vegetarian recipes


Do exotic spices and warm flavors come to mind when you think of Indian food? For me, Indian food is the perfect blend of spices and flavors. The ultimate comfort food. Whether you like sour, spicy, hot, mild or sweet food, you can find something you will love. And that’s why you need to try these 10 Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes.

Cooking with an Instant Pot? Hell ya!

Easy one pot dinners? Sign me up!

Meatless recipe inspiration? Yes please!

Vegan recipes? I could try it!

Better than take out Indian food? Ah do you even have to ask!

All of the above is included in this super yummy collection on Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipes. You’re no longer tied to your stove simmering these amazing recipes for hours. If you haven’t tried using an Instant pot, you have to! The Instant pot, or any type of pressure cooker, speeds up cooking times. Saving you a ton of time. Recipes that traditionally needed to simmered for long periods of time are done in no time at all. There are a ton of benefits to cooking with a pressure cooker, but time-saving is my absolute favorite.

Lately, I have have been trying to make at least one meal a week meatless. But my hubby is an avid meat eater, making my quest challenging at best. But then, I remembered how many amazing vegetarian recipes Indian cuisine has. And instead of searching for hours on Pinterest, I reached out to some blogger friends for their favorite recipes. And boy did they deliver the most amazing Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipes.

As you guys know by now I am not a recipe developer. It’s just not my thing, but I do love finding amazing recipes. And of course, sharing them with you. So I hope you enjoy this collection of Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes. That even the most avid meat eater would love.


Instant Pot Chana Masala (Punjabi Chole Masala / Chickpea Curry

Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes

What is it: A healthy gluten-free vegan meal rich in protein. The most important ingredient is chole masala powder. This delicious meal is delicious and best served with rice or bread. It’s one of the easiest Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipes to make.

Spice level: 5/10 (you can skip the chillis if you do not like spicy food)

Ideal for: Weekend brunch

Paneer Tikka Masala

Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes

What is it: A rich in flavor traditional Indian meal that is gluten-free and is filled with a mouth-watering onion and tomato gravy. This perfectly spiced curry is made from marinated and grilled cubes of Paneer. Making it the perfect Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipe for lazy Sundays.

Spice level: 4/10

Ideal for: Lunch or brunch with friends

Whole Masoor Dal

Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes

What is it: Also known as Sabut Masoor ki Dal. This recipe is creamy and incredibly easy to make. And is best served with rice or roti.

Spice level: 1/10

Ideal for: Dinner

Instant Pot Lentil Dal

What is it: An healthy easy to make meal that is not only delicious but also saves you money. It has a creamy texture and is filled with the aromatic masala.

Spice level: 3/10 (chili is optional)

Ideal for: Family Dinner

Tadka Dal

What is it: A spicy traditional Indian meal that is rich in flavor and warm spices. This simple meal is easy to make and quick for those busy weeknight dinners.

Spice level: 8/10

Ideal for: A small family lunch or dinner

Restaurant Style Palak Paneer

What is it: A cheese filled, creamy Indian meal that is made with spinach and cheese. It’s a vegetarian dish that is famous and served worldwide. If you have ever had it in the restaurant, you’re going to want to make it at home too.

Spice level: 4/10

Ideal for: A dish to share.

Vermicelli Pulao

What is it: This 10-minute recipe uses peas, vermicelli and a variety of spices. It has a nutty taste with a rich spicy flavor.

Spice level: 3/10

Ideal for: Anytime

Aloo Matar-Potato and Peas Curry

What is it: A traditional north Indian dish full of yummy vegetables. And is both vegan and gluten-free. A great dish for chilly days.

Spice level: 4/10

Ideal for: Dinner

Turmeric Lemon Rice

What is it: A flavorful nutty simple lemon rice, that is lightly spiced with chillis, turmeric, and zesty ginger.

Spice level: 5/10

Ideal for: Lunch

Yellow Dal

What is it: This delicious coconut dal is a must try. It’s super simple. And your best choice if you want to make a great meal in less than 15 minutes.

Spice level: 1/10

Ideal for: Dinner

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