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20+ Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Instant pot is a perfect electric pressure cooker for making Indian vegetarian recipes. This is a compilation of 20+ kid-friendly vegetarian recipes made in the instant pot. They are perfect for weekly or weekend lunch, dinner, and also for meal planning.

Most of the recipes require under 15 minutes of prep time and the instant pot prepares your favorite meal in a matter of minutes. These Indian vegetarian recipes are flavorful and can be adapted to taste to adjust the spiciness.

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Instant Pot Palak Paneer | Saag Paneer
Palak paneer is an Indian gluten-free curry made with spinach, Indian cottage cheese and spices. This is an easy recipe to make instant pot palak paneer or its variant saag paneer. This dish is kid friendly and can be made vegan friendly by substituting paneer with tofu.
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Paneer Tortilla Wrap
Paneer tortilla wraps or paneer rolls are made with veggies, paneer, and some spices. These Indian-style wraps are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids' school lunch, or office lunch.
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veg paneer wraps

Vegan Mixed Bean Curry - Instant Pot
A delicious vegan mixed beans curry recipe cooked in tomato gravy in the instant pot. It goes well with Indian bread or rice. It is vegan and goes well for lunch, dinner, potlucks. It can be made ahead of time and works well for meal planning too.
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Vegan Mixed Bean Curry in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Matar Paneer
Matar paneer is a gluten free, kid friendly Indian curry made with peas and paneer. If you are looking for easy 30 minute meal ideas then matar paneer is one of the simple paneer recipes for lunch or dinner. Check out how to make matar paneer in instant pot.
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Matar paneer in a bowl

Instant Pot Chana Dal Without Soaking
Chana dal fry is an Indian lentil curry made with split chickpeas and cooked with tomato onion gravy and spices. Check out how to make this easy chana dal recipe in instant pot without soaking.
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chana dal in a bowl garnished with cilantro

Instant Pot Chana Masala
Chana masala is also known as chole is an Indian vegan and gluten-free chickpeas curry cooked in onion tomato gravy and spices. It is served with bhatura, deep-fried puffy bread, and the dish is known as chole bhature. Check out how to make instant pot chana masala by soaking and without soaking the chickpeas.
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Instant pot chhole

Instant Pot Kala Chana | Black Chickpea Curry
Black chickpeas, also known as kala chana is a famous Indian vegan and gluten free curry. Learn how to make instant pot kala chana with this easy recipe.
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Kala chana curry

Panchmel Dal (Mixed Dal) in Instant Pot
This is a delicious, hearty, vegan and gluten free recipe of mixed lentils. It is popularly known as panchmel or panchratna dal. Serve it with Indian flatbread and rice for a satisfying meal
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Panchmel Dal in instant pot

Mixed Vegetable Casserole Recipe
This mixed vegetable casserole is a vegetarian and kid friendly side dish. This mixed veg recipe can be made for potlucks or parties and is a true crowd pleaser! If you are looking for vegetarian casserole recipes then check out how to make this easy veggie casserole by steaming vegetables in the instant pot.
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veg casserole

Instant Pot Navratan Korma
Navratan korma is an Indian mixed vegetable curry made in a creamy white sauce that is sweet and mildly spicy in taste. It is gluten-free and vegetarian but can be easily made vegan. Check out how to make navratan korma in the instant pot with zero-minute pressure cooking.
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navratan korma in a bowl.

Ragda Samosa Chaat using Instant Pot
This is a one pot meal to make ragda in instant pot. Ragda pattice and ragda samosa chaat are famous chaat and can also be a full meal in itself.
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ragda samosa chaat using instant pot

Instant Pot Basmati Rice | Pot In Pot (PIP)
Basmati rice is long grain rice and commonly used in Indian cuisine to make a variety of rice dishes. It can be cooked perfectly without soaking in the instant pot using the pot in pot method. Check out the rice to water ratio and how long to cook the basmati rice in the instant pot.
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basmati rice in a bowl.

Vegan Fried Rice | Instant Pot | Stovetop
Vegetable fried rice is an Indo-Chinese stir fry dish. This is a vegan, gluten-free and one-pot fried rice recipe made in the instant pot by cooking rice and veggies at the same time. Check out how to make this better than takeout fried rice in the instant pot or on stove.
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instant pot fried rice in a bowl.

Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Khichdi
Khichdi or kitchari is a popular Indian comfort food and a goto vegetarian food when sick. Mixed vegetable khichdi is a one-pot meal made with mixed dal, rice, spices, vegetables and ghee. It can be easily customized to taste. Check out how to make this wholesome and nutritious vegetable khichdi in instant pot.
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instant pot khichadi in a bowl.

Instant Pot Tomato Soup - Vegan
This is an easy recipe to make homemade vegan tomato soup using fresh tomatoes. Check out how to make tomato soup from scratch using an instant pot and how to thicken it and store it in the refrigerator.
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tomato soup in a bowl

Aloo Paratha | Potato Stuffed Indian Bread
Aloo paratha is a vegan potato stuffed Indian bread made with whole wheat flour (atta). This is an easy aloo paratha recipe and the masala (stuffing) is made in the instant pot. Homemade aloo paratha makes a satisfying breakfast and is popularly served for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.
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Aloo paratha

Indian Lentil Flatbread - Moong Dal Paratha
Moong dal paratha is a vegan Indian flatbread stuffed with split yellow lentils cooked with spices. Check out how to make dal paratha by pressure cooking moong dal in instant pot and then stuffing and rolling it.
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moong dal paratha

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas
Instant pot kung pao chickpeas is a vegan, gluten-free, and kid-friendly Chinese recipe and served for lunch or dinner. Kung pao chickpeas is made with stir fry vegetables, spicy sauces, and chickpeas.
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chickpea vegetable kung pao in a bowl served with rice in background

Easy Instant Pot Peas Pulao
This is an easy recipe to make peas pulao or peas pilaf in instant pot. Peas pulao is vegan and gluten free and can be made for lunch or dinner. This is a kid friendly recipe and can be served with dal, kadhi (yogurt soup) or raitha (yogurt condiment).
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instant pot peas pulao

Instant Pot Rajma Masala Recipe
Rajma masala is a vegan and gluten-free Indian curry made with kidney beans, tomato onion gravy and spices. It is popularly served with rice as rajma chawal. Check out how to make rajma in instant pot and how to store it for meal planning.
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instant pot rajma in a bowl.

30 Minute Instant Pot Vegetable Lo Mein
Vegetable lo mein is a popular Asian dish and also kid-friendly. This instant pot vegetable lo mein recipe is better than a takeout. It is a perfect vegan, one-pot, dump-and-go recipe when you are looking to make a meal in under 30 minutes or for meal planning.
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veg lo mein closeup

Dal Palak In Instant Pot (Spinach Dal)
Dal palak or spinach dal is a nutritious Indian lentil dish. It is vegan, gluten-free, and a kid-friendly dish served with Indian bread or rice. Check out how to make spinach dal in instant pot using moong dal.
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Spinach Daal in a flat bowl and a rice plate on the side.

Instant Pot Dal Makhani
Dal makhani is a nutritious Indian lentil curry also known as Madras lentils. It is a vegan, gluten-free, one-pot meal that can be made by pressure cooking in the instant pot. Dal makhani is served with Indian bread or rice.
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Dal Makhani in a serving wok and garnished with cilantro and butter.

Instant Pot Toor Dal | Split Pigeon Peas Curry
Toor dal or split pigeon peas is a lentil and is popularly used to make dal tadka. It is vegan, gluten-free, and served with Indian bread or rice dishes. This is a quick and easy recipe to make toor dal in an instant pot without soaking.
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cooked toor dal close up.

Malai Kofta | Instant Pot | Air Fryer
Malai kofta is a popular Indian curry and is usually served with naan. It is made of paneer dumplings served in a creamy cashew sauce. It is mild in spiciness and slightly sweet in taste. Check out how to make malai kofta balls in an air fryer and the cashew curry in the instant pot.
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malai kofta served in a bowl.

Veg Paneer Sizzler
Veg paneer sizzler is a fancy dinner idea or a special occasion dinner recipe if you are looking for a gourmet dinner at home. Assorted roasted veggies and grilled paneer are served with fried rice on a hot cast iron sizzler plate. Sizzler sauce is then poured to get a sizzling effect. It is gluten-free and can be made vegan by substituting paneer with tofu!
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Veg paneer sizzler served on a iron sizzler plate.

Gujarati Kadhi - Yogurt Soup
Kadhi is a gluten-free Indian yogurt soup made with yogurt, chickpea flour, and spices. Gujarati kadhi is a light kadhi, slightly tangy, spicy, and mildly sweet in flavor. It goes well with khichdi, rice, and rice dishes. Check out how to make Gujarati kadhi in the instant pot or on the stovetop.
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Besan curry and cooked rice served in copper bowls.

Indian Black Eyed Peas - Instant Pot Recipe
Indian black eyed peas curry also known as lobia masala can be made in an electric pressure cooker like instant pot without soaking the peas. It is vegan, gluten-free and very easy to make. It is served with Indian bread and rice.
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Black eyed pea curry served in a metallic bowl and garnished with sliced lime and onion.

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