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25+ Instant Pot Vegan Indian Recipes

If you are looking for vegan options or if you are new to the vegan diet, you will be pleased to know that Indian cuisine has a lot of options of vegan dishes. A lot of Indian recipes are vegan by default and some can easily be adapted to be vegan.

Although pressure cooking on the stove has been a part of Indian cooking, instant pot takes it a level further as there is no monitoring needed. A variety of dishes from beans, lentils, curries, soups, condiments and beverages can be made in the instant pot and that too vegan!

This is a compilation of over 25 instant pot vegan Indian recipes that take very little prep time. Hope you will enjoy these recipes and you can also check out this collection of 20+ Indian vegetarian instant pot meal recipes.

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Beans

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

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.

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

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.

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 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

Dal or Lentils

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Rice

Instant Pot Brown Basmati Rice
Brown basmati rice is a long-grain variety of brown rice. Brown rice can be easily pressure cooked in the instant pot directly or using the pot in pot method.
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Cooked Brown rice in a bowl.

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.

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

Vegetable Khichdi
Khichdi or kitchari is popular Indian comfort food and a one-pot meal made with mixed dal, rice, spices, vegetables, and ghee. It can be easily be made vegan by substituting ghee with coconut oil. Check out how to make this wholesome and nutritious vegetable khichdi in instant pot.
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instant pot khichadi 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.

Side dish

Aloo Methi - Instant Pot and Stovetop
Aloo methi is a vegan and gluten-free Indian dish made with sauteed potatoes, fenugreek leaves, and spices. It is usually served with Indian bread and any leftovers can be used to make stuffed flatbread or paratha. It can be made on the stovetop or a pressure cooker like instant pot.
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Potato and fenugreek sautéed dish served in a copper bowl.

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.

Instant Pot Pav Bhaji
Pav bhaji is popular Indian street food, especially in Mumbai. It is a mashed-up mixed vegetable gravy cooked with spices and served with toasted dinner rolls. Check out how to make authentic Mumbai pav bhaji in the instant pot or an electric pressure cooker.
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Mumbai pav bhaji served 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

Chaat

Easy Sev Puri Chaat - Indian Potluck Appetizer
Sev puri is a chaat, a very famous Mumbai street food. If you are looking for Indian appetizers for potluck then sev puri is one of the easiest one! Check out how to make sev puri chaat recipe in a few minutes.
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sev puri

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

Kala Chana Chaat
Kala chana chaat or black chickpeas chaat is a popular Indian beachside food. It is savory, spicy, and tangy in taste. Kala chana is cooked in the instant pot to make this vegan and gluten-free chaat. It serves as a starter or appetizer for parties and potlucks. Check out how to make kala chana chaat at home with step by step details.
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Black chana (kala Chana) Chat served in a shallow bowl and garnished with slide lime.

Chutney

Cranberry Chutney
Cranberry chutney is a sweet, sour, and spicy condiment. It is absolutely flavorful and delicious. This is an Indian-style cranberry chutney made in the instant pot in less than 30 minutes. It is perfect to serve on cheese boards or with appetizers.
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Cranberry chutney in a glass jar.

Instant Pot Mango Chutney (Launji)
Mango chutney, also known as "launji", is a sweet and spicy pickle made with raw mangoes and spices. This aromatic mango chutney made in instant pot that has a tantalizing flavor and is a great accompaniment to Indian snack or stuffed flatbread (parathas).
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launji sweet mango pickle in instant pot

Beverage

Green Mango Drink - Aam Panna
Aam panna is a green mango cooler and a refreshing Indian drink. It is made by pressure cooking green mangoes in the instant pot and then blending it with a few spices and a sweetener. Check out how to make the aam panna concentrate and the juice at home.
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Raw mango sweet and sour drink in a glass garnished with mint leaves.

Soup

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

Sweet Corn Soup In Instant Pot
Sweet corn soup is a popular soup in the Indian cuisine. It is mild in spiciness and sweet and savory in taste. Made with fresh corn kernels and vegetables. It is a perfect soothing soup for your throat especially in cold weather. It is served as an appetizer at parties and potlucks. Check out how to make this delicious sweet corn soup in the instant pot and stovetop.
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Sweet corn soup in a bowl garnished with spring onion.

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