Best Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes Roundup


1. Chana Masala from Piping Pot Curry

Instant Pot Chana Masala or Chole served with rice, lemon and green chutney

Chana masala or Chickpea Curry made in instant pot is a healthy and hassle free dinner.

2. Dum Aloo from Ministry of Curry

Dum Aloo made in Instant Pot served with naan

A North Indian favorite curry made with baby potatoes sautéed in onion and tomato sauce. Dum Aloo goes well with hot butter naan, roti or paratha. It can be easily made in a pressure cooker.

3. Paneer Buter Masala from Piping Pot Curry

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

Paneer Butter Masala is a favorite dish of vegetarians  for any party or get-together. It is also known as Paneer Makhani and is extremely easy to make in the instant pot. It has chunks of paneer cottage cheese cooked in mild onion tomato gravy.

4. Vegetable Korma from Cook with Manali

Vegetable Korma made in instant pot served with naan

A dish with creamy curry and right amount of spices, this is a favorite for vegetarians. This vegan & gluten free curry pairs perfectly with naan or rice.

5. Pav Bhaji from Piping Pot Curry

Pav Bhaji Recipe in Instant Pot

A favourite Indian street food, Pav Bhaji is made with potatoes and vegetables cooked in a tomato base, and enjoyed with pav or dinner rolls. This one-pot version of Pav Bhaji made in the Instant Pot has made it a popular weeknight dinner for many.

6. Aloo Gobi by Paint the Kitchen Red


Instant Pot Aloo Gobi makes a wonderful vegetarian main dish or side dish for an Indian-themed meal.  This Indian Cauliflower with Potatoes recipe is quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker.

7. Saag/Palak Paneer from Piping Pot Curry

Palak Paneer made in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Palak Paneer, also called Saag, is a popular dish made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese. There is another popular North Indian dish, Mustard Greens Saag, which is very similar, however it is made with both Mustard Greens and Spinach. If you want to make this dish vegan, check out the Palak Tofu recipe.

8. Avial from My Heart Beets

My heart beets - instant-pot-avial

Avial a delicious South Indian vegetable curry cooked in coconut oil and flavored with aromatic curry leaves. All of the vegetables are coated in a sauce made with grated coconut and yogurt. My Heart Beets shows you how to make this dish in the instant pot.

9. Dal Makhani (Madras Lentils) from Piping Pot Curry

Instant Pot Dal Makahni (Pressure Cooker Madras Lentils)

This is one of the most popular dal ordered at restaurants – Dal Makhani.  Interestingly this dal is very similar to the Madras Lentils you might have tasted at Costco. Here you will see how to make the lentils along with pot-in-pot brown rice, for a complete meal in one go.

10. Coconut Tomato Soup from Two Sleevers

Two sleevers tomato-coconut-soup

This warming, comforting, spicy, tasty Pressure Cooker Tomato Coconut soup sounds wonderful. This soup will take you to authentic flavors from the state of Maharashtra in India.

11. Spinach Daal from Piping Pot Curry

Lentils with spinach made in Instant Pot served in a yellow bowl (Pressure Cooker Dal Palak)

Spinach Dal is the perfect example of making healthy lentils even healthier by adding spinach. This vegan and gluten free dish can be served with rice or as soup.

12. Cauliflower Tikka Masala from Vegan Richa

Vegan Richa - Vegan-Tikka-Masala-Sauce-Instant-Pot-Cauliflower-Tikka-Masala-veganricha

Vegan Richa shows how to make a delicious tikka masala sauce and then cauliflower tikka masala with it. This is a great vegan dish for a weeknight dinner.

13. Paneer Briyani from Ministry of Curry

Instant Pot Paneer Biryani

A classic Indian dish made with flavorful and aromatic basmati rice, along with whole spices and garam masala. Lots of veggies and paneer make this a complete meal, which pairs well with yogurt or raita.

14. Potato Curry from Piping Pot Curry

Instant Pot Potato Curry in Tomato Sauce served with poori, green chutney and lemons

An easy and comforting Potato Curry made in a tomato gravy in the Instant Pot. This North Indian Potato Curry is also known as Aloo Rasedar. This vegan and gluten free potato curry is great for quick weeknight dinners.

15. Kadhi from Spice Cravings

Punjabi Kadhi made in Instant Pot served in a balti with spinach pakoras

Punjabi Kadhi Chawal, a yogurt chickpea soup served with rice, is an all-time favorite comfort food in many North Indian homes. Spice Cravings shows you how to make it in the Instant Pot.

16. Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas Curry from Piping Pot Curry

Kala Chana or Black Chickpeas Curry made in instant pot, served with rice in a bowl

Kala chana is a mildly spiced black chickpeas curry made with lots of flavorful spices. Kala chana has an excellent amount of protein, and is a great dish for vegetarians to enjoy with rice!

17. Saag Aloo from Simply Vegetarian 777

Aloo Palak made in Instant Pot with onions, green chili and lemon as garnish

Saag Aloo is a popular North Indian dish made with winter greens / mustard leaves. Make this dish with superfood kale leaves in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy dinner.

18. Lemon Rice from Piping Pot Curry

Instant Pot Lemon Rice served in a white bowl with 2 pieces of lemon

Here is a flavorful, tangy and crunchy Lemon Rice from South India. Aromatic Basmati Rice flavored with lemon juice, mustard seeds, ginger and topped with roasted peanuts. It takes less than 30 minutes to make this delicious rice in your instant pot.

19. Sambar from Vidhya’s Home Cooking

Vegetable Sambar made in Instant Pot

This is the most popular South Indian dish, Mixed Vegetable Sambar. It is made in the traditional style from the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Enjoy with idli, dosa or rice.

20. Chana Dal from Piping Pot Curry

Chana Dal made in pressure cooker served in a bowl and topped on rice

Easy & Delicious Chana Dal made in the Instant Pot. Split Chickpeas are cooked with ginger, garlic, onion, tomato and flavorful spices, to make a comforting soup.

21. Khichdi from Simmer to Slimmer

Khichdi made in Instant Pot, topped with pickle

A wholesome and nutritious meal, Moong dal khichdi is made from rice and moong dal. It is comfort food at its best. This one-pot, 5-ingredient complete meal is easy on your stomach and is perfect for all ages.

22. Black Eyed Peas Curry from Piping Pot Curry

2 bowls of Lobhia Masala or Black eyed peas curry made in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Black Eyed Peas Curry or Lobhia Masala, a popular dish in North India, is made in an onion-tomato gravy, along with lots of ginger, garlic and aromatic spices. It is perfect to enjoy with some steaming basmati rice and parathas.

23. Misal Pav from Piping Pot Curry

Misal Pav made in Instant Pot along with onions, lemons and farsan on the side

A delicious Maharashtrain breakfast, Misal Pav is a spicy sprouts curry made in the instant pot. Misal Pav is a wholesome meal, that can be enjoyed as a nutritious breakfast or brunch.

24. Daal Dhokhli from Ministry of Curry

Dal Dhokli made in Instant Pot served in a white bowl

A popular dish from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Dal Dhokli. Savory whole wheat noodles are cooked in sweet, spicy and tangy lentil stew to make an ultimate comforting meal!

25. Moong Daal Fry from Piping Pot Curry

Instant Pot Moong Dal Fry or Split Yellow Lentils made in a Pressure Cooker

Moong Dal Tadka (Split Yellow Lentil Soup) is a popular dal similar to Toor Dal Fry that is used for everyday cooking in India. It is a quick, easy and low-calorie nutritious lentil soup.

26. Stuffed Baby Eggplant from Instapottin with Poonam

Stuffed baby eggplants made in Instant Pot

A popular dish of stuffed baby eggplants from the state of Gujarat, called Ravaiya. This flavorful and nutritious dish is made with tomatoes, baby eggplant and lots of flavorful spices.

27. Rajma Masala from Piping Pot Curry

Rajma Masala / Red Beans Curry made in Instant Pot in a white bowl with brown rice

Rajma Masala or Vegan Red Kidney Beans Curry is one of the most loved Punjabi dishes.  It is a great comfort food enjoyed with rice or roti.  Here you will find how to make Rajma in Instant Pot along with pot-in-pot Brown Rice for a complete meal.

28. Aloo Baingan from Carve Your Craving

Aloo Baingan made in the Instant Pot in a black bowl

This Instant Pot Aloo Baingan Masala / Potato Eggplant curry is a simple flavorful curry. It can be paired with a side of roti/ naan or steamed rice to have a delicious meal on the table in under 30 minutes.

29. Vegetable Pulao from Piping Pot Curry

Vegetable Pulao in a white bowl made in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Vegetable Rice Pilaf or Pulao is an easy one pot rice dish mixed with a variety of vegetables and mildly flavored with various spices. This is a one pot dish super quick and easy to make in the instant pot.