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Having a pressure cooker (also called instant pots) in the kitchen does make things easier and more convenient for all home cooks. If you're busy with household chores or work, it can also be a lifesaver because it cut downs prep time and easy to clean!
For anyone who is pressed for time and looking for a one-pot recipe, here are some recipe ideas you can try for lunch and dinner.
1. Chicken curry
Chicken curry is a quintessential dish in almost every Southeast Asian household. If you love spicy food, there's no greater joy in savouring flavourful curry with a plate of steamed rice.
While the chicken curry is evidently a one-pot recipe, you can also prepare them in a pressure cooker! This recipe from Spice Eats comes complete with dashes of masala powder, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder and more. So what you'll get is a family-sized serving of flavourful curry that's perfect for dinner.
2. Beef stew
There's always room for a serving of beef stew on the dining table. Brought together by soft and tender beef chunks, it's often cooked together with carrots, potatoes and onions to make it extra yummy.
If you're new to the instant pot beef stew, there's a recipe by iFOODreal where you can go for a bit of inspiration. Easy to prepare, this beef stew recipe does not have the common non-halal ingredients such as Worcestershire sauce, red wine or balsamic vinegar - so you're good to go!
3. Chicken biryani
Besides trying out delicious fried rice recipes from around the world and easy kimchi fried rice recipe, you can also use your pressure cooker to whip up some hearty chicken biryani.
Cooking with Thas will show you a step-by-step guide on how to prepare chicken biryani using a pressure cooker at home. With basmati rice as the heart of the dish, get ready to elevate the flavours with whole cardamom, bay leaves, saffron and more!
4. Honey Garlic Chicken
If you enjoy the sweetness of honey garlic chicken, then you'll love what we have for you! Whether you're preparing it for lunch or dinner, it's the perfect side dish to go along with a bowl of steamed rice.
As a matter of fact, you can cook it in a pressure cooker too, which saves time for prepping and cleaning. This recipe video from Taste and Tell is pretty easy to follow. Among the ingredients you need are soy sauce, ketchup, honey, and garlic. Cook it together with boneless and skinless chicken thigh, and you have a lovely meal to enjoy.
5. Spaghetti bolognese
When your busy schedule got the best of you, spaghetti bolognese is your go-to dish. Easy to prepare, you can save a lot of time and space by preparing this hearty meal in a pressure cooker.
This recipe by Crunchy Creamy Sweet will give you a lesson on how it's done! Cooked with ground beef or chicken, let the sweetness of the diced and crushed tomatoes unleash its full flavour in the instant pot. It's so good that you might want to try it when the kids are at home.
If you're having a busy day at home, why not give these easy pressure cooker recipes a try? From chicken biryani to spaghetti bolognese, having a pressure cooker in the kitchen is indeed a lifesaver! For more recipes, check out our recommended reads below.