Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes – Looking for vegetarian recipes to make in your Instant Pot? Then this collection of fast and easy Indian curries, biryanis & side dishes is perfect for you!
Instant Pot has been a boon for time-pressed families who can now have healthy and delicious meals without slaving in the kitchen for hours.
For vegetarians who rely on pulses for their protein, cooking in the Instant Pot has been a game-changer. The beans cook evenly to your desired doneness – without having to watch over it. And most diced potatoes cook in two minutes! That’s why many call Instant Pot a game-changer.
Even if you are not a vegetarian, but like to go meatless from time to time, you’ll love this extensive collection of 30+ Instant Pot recipes. I am sure you’ll find quite a few recipes that you and your family will enjoy! Here are my top favorite Instant Pot vegetarian recipes sorted by rice dishes, curries, and side dishes.
Instant Pot Lemon Rice
Flavorful, tangy and crunchy Lemon Rice from South India, made as a one-pot dish in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. 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 Instant Pot Lemon Rice.
Instant Pot Masale Bhath
Spicy and flavor-packed, Masale Bhath is a traditional rice dish from western India. This glutenfree vegetarian dish makes a great one-pot meal and is made with a variety of vegetables and a warm spice blend known as “goda masala”.
Pressure Cooker Coconut Rice (with pot-in-pot option)
Fast & Easy Coconut Rice made in the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. Perfectly cooked rice with the sweet aroma and subtle flavor of coconut milk. This is a great vegan & gluten-free side dish to many Asian dishes!
Instant Pot Curries
Delicious, finger-licking dal and curry recipes made quickly in the Instant Pot
Creamy Instant Pot Dal Makhani
Restaurant-Style Dal Makhani – You’ve got to try this creamy and delicious Punjabi lentil curry that graces the menus of Indian restaurants worldwide. Learn how to replicate the flavors of this traditionally slow-cooked curry quickly in an Instant Pot.
Easy Spinach Dal with Rice - Instant Pot
Spinach Dal with Rice, a favorite Indian lentils soup with an easy dump and done Instant Pot recipe.
A family favorite recipe where dal is cooked creamy and soft with basic spices such as cumin, turmeric, garlic, and optional veggies, served over hot fluffy rice for a wholesome comfort meal that the entire family can enjoy.
Instant Pot Vegetable Korma
Easy Vegetable Korma made in the Instant Pot – this creamy curry has just the right amount of spice and pairs beautifully with naan or rice. The veggies retain their texture just as they would when cooked on a stove top! Vegan & gluten-free.
Mumbai Pav Bhaji
Loaded with veggies and butter, Mumbai Pav bhaji is one of the most popular street foods in India. You will be hooked after the first bite of this delicious bhaji (vegetable dish). Serve it with crispy buttered pav (soft dinner rolls) for a complete gastronomical experience.
Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea curry) Recipe
Punjabi Chana Masala (Choley) popularly known as the Indian Chickpea Curry is a crowd-pleaser. This vegan one-pot curry can be made in an Instant Pot as well as a stovetop Pressure cooker. Get all the deets on how to make this delicious curry at home!
Restaurant style Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese)
Palak Paneer (spinach with cottage cheese) combines spinach with cottage cheese to make this delicious meal that goes well with rotis or naan.
Easy Indian Side Dishes
These side dishes are easy to make and are perfect for busy weeknights.
Aloo ki sabji / Batata bhaji / Indian Potato Recipe
Aloo ki sabji – Learn how to make this classic Indian potato recipe in under 30 minutes using a pressure cooker like Instant Pot. This versatile dish is easy to make and it is perfect for those who are new to Indian cooking.
Bareda kai ajadina (Plantain side dish or Kacche Kele Ki Sabzi )
Get ready to entice your senses with this south-Indian style Kacche kele ki sabzi also called as Bareda kai ajadina (Raw banana/plantain dish) in Mangalore. Serve this simple yet flavorful dish on its own with rotis or as a side dish with rice and dal to make a light lunch or dinner.