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10 Indian Instant Pot Recipes for Rich, Comforting Flavor Fast

We've collected the most delicious Instant Pot recipes below from Urvashi Pitre and Archana Mundhe's. These recipes celebrate a huge benefit of using a multi-cooker: convenience. "The Instant Pot makes the process more hands-off, especially for Indian cooking," Mundhe writes. "It is a true one-pot experience where you can cook traditional recipes like biryani, pongal, korma, and other dishes that would normally use multiple pots."

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    Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    • Prep time 5 minutes • Cook time 25 minutes • Serves 4 to 6 Author Notes I set about creating this butter chicken recipe like I do everything else in my life—somewhat obsessively. Many tries later, after many less-than-perfect renditions, I knew I’d nailed it when my husband tried this particular recipe and …

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Butter Chicken

    • Prep time 10 minutes • Cook time 25 minutes • Serves 4 to 6 Author Notes Reprinted with permission from The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, copyright © 2018 by Archana Mundhe. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photograph copyright © 2018 by Colin Price. Butter …

    Instant Pot Indian Tomato Coconut Soup

    Instant Pot Indian Tomato Coconut Soup

    • Prep time 15 minutes • Cook time 5 minutes • Serves 2 to 4 Author Notes You may look at this and say, "Meh." It's not "Meh." It's one of my most popular recipes—even amongst those who hate tomato soup. Canned coconut milk and canned tomatoes make this an easy pantry meal that comes together in minutes. …

    Instant Pot Indian Kheema Pulao

    Instant Pot Indian Kheema Pulao

    • Prep time 15 minutes • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes Excerpted from INSTANT POT FAST & EASY © 2019 by Urvashi Pitre. Photography © 2019 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. —Urvashi Pitre Test Kitchen Notes Featured in: 9 Instant …

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Palak Paneer

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Palak Paneer

    • Prep time 10 minutes • Cook time 10 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes Reprinted with permission from The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, copyright © 2018 by Archana Mundhe. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photograph copyright © 2018 by Colin Price. I call this dish …

    Instant Pot Lamb & Rice Casserole (Lamb Dum Biryani)

    Instant Pot Lamb & Rice Casserole (Lamb Dum Biryani)

    • Prep time 50 minutes • Cook time 20 minutes • Serves 6 Author Notes Indian food has been prepared in stovetop pressure cookers for years. Indian home cooks have been using them for so long, so when it comes to writing Indian recipes for the Instant Pot, there's no translation needed. Biryani is usually …

    Instant Pot Pea & Paneer Curry

    Instant Pot Pea & Paneer Curry

    • Prep time 10 minutes • Cook time 20 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes This is a very traditional, very comforting dish for many who grew up in India. Once you taste it, you’ll see why: the creamy cheese, the tang of the tomatoes and onions in the sauce, the bright green peas that pepper it. It’s a feast for …

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Spicy Lentils

    Archana Mundhe's Instant Pot Spicy Lentils

    • Prep time 5 minutes • Cook time 25 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes Reprinted with permission from The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, copyright © 2018 by Archana Mundhe. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photograph copyright © 2018 by Colin Price. Punjabi dhabas …

    Instant Pot Sambhar Lentils With Tamarind Paste

    Instant Pot Sambhar Lentils With Tamarind Paste

    • Prep time 25 minutes • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes The original recipe for this dish came to me from my friend Shubha Iyengar. Her family has been making it for generations for the temple where her maternal grandfather served as a priest. She was generous enough to coach me through making …

    Madhur Jaffrey's Instant Pot Buttery Dal

    Madhur Jaffrey's Instant Pot Buttery Dal

    • Prep time 8 hours • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes The Indian state of Punjab is known for the dairy that is consumed in generous amounts by its farming population. (Perhaps you will not be surprised to learn that today it is immigrant Punjabi farmers who care for the cows that produce the …

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