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9 Indian Recipes You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

The nine best Indian recipes you can make in your Instant Pot, all in one place! This roundup gives you the best Indian cuisine you can make from your own home.

It seems like everyone these days has a brand new instant pot! They’re everywhere! And this is awesome, because the instant pot is fantastic for making dinner time quick and easy.

For those that don’t know, the Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. You add your ingredients into the instant pot, seal the lid, set the timer, and then suddenly you have fully cooked meal in normally under 30 minutes! 

You’ve probably seen a lot of instant pot recipes recently featuring soups, pastas, and chicken. But what about the other cuisines that we know and love? I haven’t seen a lot of Indian instant pot recipes, so I went searching. And here they are: The 9 Best Indian Instant Pot Recipes. 

Instant Pot Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer in an orange and blue bowl with cream on top
Photo credit: The Foreign Fork.

Palak Paneer is a northern Indian dish which cooks paneer cheese in a thick sauce made of spinach, tomatoes, spices, and cream. This version is made in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy recipe. 

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Vegan Palak Paneer 

Indian recipes instant pot palak paneer
Photo Credit: Instant Veg.

This palak paneer blend is made with spinach and tofu. Normally the dish is made with paneer, a cottage cheese type ingredient, but this vegan recipe calls for tofu instead. The spinach is blended into a sauce, which coats the tofu beautifully. It can be served with rice, naan, or anything else you can think of. 

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Rice Pudding

rice pudding
Photo Credit: Veg Recipes of India.

An instant pot rice pudding recipe that gives you a creamy consistency without the addition of any cream. With just four basic ingredients (flavoring excluded) make the best rice pudding in the instant pot. 

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Palak Rice

palak rice: spinach rice
Photo Credit: Spice up the Curry.

This rice is flavored with spinach and a beautiful blend of flavorful herbs. Have only a few minutes to make a side dish for dinner? Have no fear, as this palak rice (spinach rice) cooks in the instant pot for only five minutes before being ready!

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Butter Chicken

indian recipes instant pot: butter chicken
Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen.

Butter chicken is the end all, be all of home-cooked Indian food in the United States. There are so many recipes for butter chicken on the internet, but this instant pot recipe guarantees that your favorite dish will be ready in no time! 

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Navratan Korma

navratan karma
Photo Credit: The Belly Rules the Mind.

Navratan Korma is a delicious mixed vegetable curry dish loaded with veggies, nuts and fruits. This recipe for Instant Pot Navratan Korma creates an awesome curry loaded with layers of flavors in a creamy curry your family will love. 

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Bulgur Pulao

indian recipe instant pot bulgar pulao
Photo Credit: Spice Up the Curry.

This Indian dish for bulgur pulao is made with bulgar and is flavored with traditional Indian spices. This dish is delicious when served with yogurt and vegetables on the side! 

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Gobi Masala

gobi masala
Photo Credit: Easy Cooking with Molly.

This recipe for gobi masala is one of my favorite vegetable dishes from India. It is cauliflower cooked with traditional indian spices in the instant pot.

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Peanut Butter Chicken Curry

indian recipes instant pot peanut butter chicken curry
Photo Credit: Dish N the Kitchen.

This peanut butter chicken curry is a delicious fusion of Thai Massaman Curry and traditional Indian curry. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes, and will definitely become a staple in your recipe book from now on! 

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If you want more recipes for the instant pot, check out my recipe for Split Pea Soup.

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