What is Instant Pot? Can you use Instant Pot for Indian recipes?

Instant Pot is a wonderful gadget that’s earning a lot of popularity among cooking enthusiasts. It is quickly gaining ground even in India. Just like a microwave oven, it is proving to be a very helpful appliance for cooking. But what is it and what can this technological wonder do? Let’s find out from someone who swears by her Instant Pot and cannot imagine cooking without it now.

Garima is an Indian Food Blogger. She blogs at thisthatmore.blog. You will find her website full some of the best Indian Instant Pot recipes.

Instant Pot for Indian recipes

What is Instant Pot?

It is an electric multi-cooker that can do the work of several other cooking appliances. It has multiple functionalities, which help in making cooking process easier and hassle-free. You can use it as a yogurt maker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pot, steamer, etc. It is available in different capacity sizes and with different features. You can choose it as per your requirements.

If you are always short of time, the Instant Pop can make your life much easier by quickening the cooking process and saving you precious time. It can cook up to 70% faster than the conventional cookers. And if you use an Instant Pot, you have less cooking utensils to wash. Instant pot can be used to make all kind of recipes. It can make yogurt, puff bread, bake potatoes, and more. Instant Pot can also slow cook! 

What is Instant Pot? Instant Pot for Indian recipes

Can I use Instant Pot for Indian recipes?

Yes, you can easily use Instant Pot for Indian recipes and make all kind of Indian food in Instant Pot. Whether you want to cook dal or make beans, you can easily make delicious Indian recipes in Instant Pot. Plus, with the pot-in-pot, you can make lentils & rice in the same pot. You don’t even have watch it. Once the timer gets off, Instant Pot stops cooking.

Using Instant Pot for Indian food is not difficult either. If you do an online search, you can find many Instant Pot Indian recipes. You can even look for Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipes, or Instant Pot Indian non-vegetarian recipes, etc. You’ll find all the information you need to start cooking wonders in your Instant Pot.

Are Instant Pots worth it?

Though expensive, Instant Pots are definitely worth the price. They make cooking easier and faster. There are many different models available & new models are launched every year. So you can buy an older model which would be cheaper, yet capable of doing all the work.

Are instant pots safe?

Yes, Instant Pots are safer than conventional cookers. They have an auto-shut function. This means, if there is pressure inside the Instant Pot, then you won’t be able to open the lid. And you also get warnings if the water is low & food is burning.

Instant Pot dum aloo
Instant Pot Dum Aloo

Some frequently asked questions about use of Instant Pot for Indian recipes?

Can instant pot cook rice?

Yes, you can cook rice in Instant Pot. It has three settings where you can cook brown rice, white rice, and short grained rice.

Can instant pot steam?

Yes, Instant Pot can work as a steamer. It has the Steam function using which you can steam anything. Just put in your ingredients, adjust the time, and you’re all set.

Can instant pot boil water?

Yes, Instant Pot can boil water. You can use the Steam function to boil water or you can also use the Saute function.

Can instant pot fry?

Not very well. You can use it to fry the food, but it gets messy. Instant Pot is designed for healthier cooking. You can use Air Fryer to fry your food using less oil.

Can you use instant pot for baking?

Yes, you can use Instant Pot for baking. if your Instant Pot has Air-Fryer lid, you can bake in it.

Can you use instant pot to make yogurt?

Yes, you can make the Instant Pot to make curd or yogurt. I make curd in the Instant Pot all the time. Not only plain curd, you can also make flavored yogurt. You can even make vegan curd in Instant Pot.

Will Instant Pot work in India? Are there any good Instant Pot Indian recipes?

Yes, Instant Pot is excellent for Indian cooking. You can make all kinds of veg and non-veg Indian recipes in Instant Pot. It is available in India easily now. You can get it from offline stores or Amazon.

Instant Pot Paneer recipes
Instant Pot Paneer

Which Instant Pot is best for Indian cooking?

All Instant Pots have all the necessary features. Any Duo or Nova series will work.

Why Instant Pot is the best?

Instant Pot is better than conventional cookers and other cooking appliances because it can cook anything. And secondly, you don’t need to monitor it. You just add ingredients, set the timer, and let it do its magic. 

Is Instant Pot good for beginners?

IP is very easy to use. In fact, cooking in it is much easier than cooking using conventional means. You can make almost anything in it. You can manually cook in it or use a pre-defined setting. And many online sites are available that have plenty of Indian recipes for Instant Pot. If you want to learn how to use Instant Por for Indian recipes, or want some delicious Instant Pot Indian recipes, check out my blog at https:/thisthatmore.blog

What’s your view about Instant pot versus air fryer?

IP is mostly a pressure cooker. But by putting an Air Fryer lid on it, you can use Instant Pot for frying and baking too. So, basically, it can give you multiple appliances in one. In Air-Fryer, you can only air-fry your food.

Can you give some examples of possible Indian recipes for Instant Pot?

Instant Pot can make most Indian food. You will find many Instant Pot Indian vegetarian recipes, and well as non-veg recipes. On my blog ThisThatMore, I specialize in Instant Pot vegetarian Indian recipes. I use this wonderful appliance every day. You can make paneer in Instant Pot, or cook dal, dum aloo, fried rice, biryani, beans, curries, and many kinds of desserts.

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