Dinner in the Instant Pot: 5 Lip-Smacking Dishes You Can Make
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The schedule of the weekdays is very hectic; we don’t even get time to have our meals properly. This leads to eating instant food or ordering from outside. But if you prefer eating homemade food, there is a solution to making your favourite wholesome dishes in very little time with an instant pot. This electronic appliance gives you the opportunity to prepare your slow-cooking dishes very quickly.

You might think the instant pot is just like your pressure cooker, but no, it is more like a multicooker. From cooking elaborate meals to baking cakes, this all-in-one kitchen appliance has numerous uses. Instant pots can be used for cooking dishes from various cuisines around the world. Even our Indian dishes taste amazing when prepared in this multi-use appliance.


Here are five wholesome Indian recipes you can easily prepare in an instant pot for dinner:

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer butter masala is a popular Indian dish that goes well with rice and roti both for lunch and dinner. It is made with cottage cheese simmered in a mildly rich onion-tomato-based gravy, along with a dollop of cream and butter. Just add a cup of water to the instant pot and place the trivet. Next, add the paneer to the pressure-cooked sauce along with the spices. Cook until it boils, and you're done.

Chicken Tikka Masala

This Indian classic has a separate fan base, and it is popular across the border as well. This dish consists of roasted, marinated chicken chunks in a creamy, spiced sauce. The authentic recipe takes a lot of time to prepare this dish, but the instant pot version is quick and easy to cook.

Palak Paneer 

Palak paneer is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in India. This delicacy is cooked with spinach and cottage cheese, along with the flavours of spices like ginger, garlic, and onions. It is super healthy and goes well with roti as well as rice.

Rogan Josh 

Rogan josh is a delicacy of Kashmiri cuisine. It is a rich and luscious meat dish that uses slow-cooking technique. We often don’t try making it at home because it takes a lot of time. But with an instant pot, you can cook this dish in less than one hour.

Dum Aloo 

Our dum aloo needs no introduction. This North Indian curry is made with baby potatoes simmered in an onion and tomato-based gravy. This vegetarian dish is perfect for a weeknight party as well, and if you are cooking dum aloo in an instant pot, then your meal will be ready in under half an hour.

Start cooking in the instant pot and enjoy wholesome meals every day.