Here are 50+ Easy Instant Pot Indian Recipes that'll get you cooking Indian Food like a pro! These family and reader's favorite recipes include restaurant classics as well as authentic homestyle meals using easily available ingredients.
Indian food is known for its intense slow cooked flavors. I love how pressure cooking helps develop the complex flavors in ingredients and spices, and infuses them in the dish in half the effort. By using the the Instant Pot I can make most Indian curries in less than an hour, most of which is hands-off cooking time.
In this collection I have included a variety of Indian Curries including Chicken, Meat, Seafood and Vegetarian recipes, along with rich and decadent Desserts.
As I continue to cook more favorites, I plan to add to this collection. Be sure to bookmark it by clicking on the small heart icon ❤️ on the right hand side.
You can make all these recipes in your Instant Pot, or any comparable electric pressure cooker, like Mealthy Multipot. Happy Cooking!
Chicken-Meat-Seafood Instant Pot Indian Curries
Chicken Korma- Instant Pot | Stove
Chicken Saag (Chicken Spinach Curry) | Palak Chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Curry Recipe in Instant Pot
Instant Pot Tandoori Whole Chicken
Butter Chicken: Authentic & Easy Murgh Makhani in the Instant Pot
One-Pot Coconut Lime Chicken and Rice (Pot-in-Pot, Instant Pot)
Creamy Lamb Korma
Easy Butter Chicken and Saffron Rice
Coconut Fish Curry
Instant Pot Mutton Curry | Goat Curry
Keema Matar in Instant Pot | Stove (Ground Meat Curry)
Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Biryani
Vegetarian Instant Pot Indian Recipes
Dal Tadka | Dal Fry
Punjabi Chole in Instant Pot (Tangy Chickpeas Curry)
Instant Pot Punjabi Kadhi & Rice | Kadhi Chawal
Rajma Recipe - Rajma Masala
Paneer Butter Masala | Paneer Makhani
Chana Masala Biryani (Indian Chickpeas Rice)
Saag Paneer | Palak Paneer in Instant Pot
Paneer Tikka Masala in Instant Pot
Sarson Ka Saag | Spiced Mustard Greens
Creamy Vegetable Korma
Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani Recipe
Green Beans and Carrots: Instant Pot or Stir-fry
Pigeon Peas Dip | Matar Chaat in Instant Pot
Veg Manchurian Recipe: Instant Pot & Stovetop Recipe
Beetroot Thoran | Beet Coconut Stir Fry
Aloo Gobi in Instant Pot
Achari Paneer Biryani
Rava Idli Recipe
Indian Curry Sauce | Onion Tomato Bhuna Masala (Instant Pot)
How to Make Ghee
Rice & Grains
Lemon Rice (Indian)- Instant Pot / Stove
Spinach rice in Instant Pot | Spanakorizo
Jeera Rice / Cumin Rice
Quinoa Poha | Instant Pot Quinoa Poha
Pickle, Chutney & Yogurt
Lemon Pickle - Nimbu ka Achar
Peach Chutney in Instant Pot or Stovetop
Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Vada)
Cucumber Raita | Indian Yogurt Dip
Indian Desserts in Instant Pot
Instant Pot Moong Dal Halwa (Indian Lentil Pudding)
Easy Kheer (Rice Pudding) Recipe
Carrot Halwa | Gajar Halwa
Badam Halwa in Instant Pot
Suji Halwa | Sooji Halwa
Carrot Burfi (Indian Carrot Fudge)
Mango Cheesecake in Instant Pot (Gluten-Free Cheesecake)
I hope this collection gives you a sneak peek into Indian cuisine. And you're able to find some favorites in here. If there's an Indian recipe you'd like to see on the blog, simply comment on this post and let me know.
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Ruchi Dash says
I love your recipes and site. It's so easy to follow these recipes and they turn out fantastic!
Hi Ruchi, thank you so much. It means a lot to me!
Harsh Arora says
Loved chicken tikka masala. It’s so much better than restaurant own❤️
Hi Harsh, that's the best feedback ever 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it, thank you!
Since we are crazy for your vegetable korma - we will try the lamb version. We have our own sheep - not many, but a few. But, as a kid, I remember getting lamb and spinach dishes on a very rare special night out and love it all. So we will also be trying the lamb and spinach saag, I believe it is. I check your website often for recipes . . . Thank you for spicing up our life!
How sweet, Thank you Marilyn! I'm glad you enjoy these recipes 🙂
Judy Kapila says
<3 all your recipes and have shared your site with my Punjabi sister-in-law. Have been married to a Punjabi for 49 years and am always looking for quicker ways to make my favorite cuisine. I can count on you as my #1 reference for various veg and non-veg dishes. Would love to win in the give-away.
Hi Judy, thank you for your sweet words, you made my day! It's a great feeling to see readers enjoy these recipes with their families. Thank you again!
NANCY WEST says
I have been following your recipes and look forward to the emails you send.
My husband likes then as much as I do, and it has been fabulous to have a new collection of recipes to try during our lockdown times.
Although I have a slow cooker I would love to have an Instant pot so I can fully appreciate how good the recipes are. I would be able to make a much nicer biryani in with the instant pot! Thanks for all the effort you have made to give us all easy to understand and delicious recipes
Hi Nancy, I'm so glad that you and your husband enjoy these recipes. And thank you for your kind words!
Sheila Conn says
Can't wait to try
Instant Pot Chana Masala
I love Chickpeas in curry.
Hi Sheila, it's one of my favorites too:) Thanks!
I love your beetroot thoran as well as simple chana masala. I never knew how to make makkai ki roti. Thanks so much
Hi Keyuri, I'm so glad you're enjoying those recipes, thank you!. Since you enjoy the beetroot thoran, I highly recommend the green beans carrot thoran- it's one of my favorites!
Marianne Tuck says
Chicken saag is one of my favourite meals, along with many vegetable dishes, I would absolutely love to see I chicken sweet and sour dish like a Patia, slightly spiced, slightly sweet. But thanks for all you lovely recipes!!!!
Hi Marianne, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoy chicken saag. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add chicken patiala to my list 🙂
Chizuko Hosaka says
Hi Aneesha, my favorite and go to curry is Chicken Saag! After shutdown, my son and I craved Indian dishes and found your recipe and it was soooo good. Since then, I make your Chicken Saag at least once a month. Thank you for your easy and delicious foods.
Hi Chizuko, How nice to hear that. I'm so glad you enjoy the chicken saag so much. I would highly recommend trying Palak Paneer, which has a similar spinach curry. Thanks again!
Palak Paneer is my absolute favorite dish!
Thanks, that's one of my favorites too 🙂
Lynn Uddin says
I love to cook Indian, bangladeshi and pakistani dishes. I love using the Instant pot to do it. Its so much faster and easier. I love watching your recipes and videos. The food is delicious. Thanks for listening.
Thank you! I'm so glad you're enjoying these recipes 🙂
So many are my favorites, seriously love Indian food. Butter chicken is a top contender for sure!
Hi Dawn, yup, butter chicken is hard to beat 🙂