20 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes with no fake meats, no soy, no dairy. Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes to cook up as meals. Vegan Gluten-free Soyfree.
Instant Pot is a 1 pot cooking appliance that can cook by pressure cooking, slow cooking, warming (yogurt or other fermentation), sauteing, steaming. It is programmable and has been getting popular in the last few years. I use Instant Pot whenever I need to pressure cook. I have been pressure cooking for many years as Indian food uses Pressure cooking for cooking the variety of beans and lentils used in the cuisine. Stive top cookers have been used in India for decades. Some of the old posts on the blog use a pressure cooker and are getting updated IP instructions over the next few months.
Instant Pot works out well to make 1 pot meals, set it and forget it and the meal is ready when needed, and works well for summer as it doesnt heat up the entire kitchen.
Here are a few of the popular IP recipes from the blog. Almost all also have Saucepan cooking options. For more Recipes see the Instant Pot Category. What are your favorite Instant Pot meals for Summer?
Kitchari – Mung Bean Brown Rice Stew – for a yellow mung dal kitchari, see my first book
Barbacoa Mushrooms , serve in tacos or make a bowl over lettuce, roasted veggies and avocado
Chana Saag – Chickpea Spinach Curry
Instant Pot Vegan Butter Chickin (soy curls and chickpeas!)
IP Lentil Sweet Potato Eggplant/Veggie Curry.
Mixed Veg Khichdi in a Jar for Instant Pot.
Eggplant Sambar– Split Pea soup with Tamarind and Eggplant.
Vegetable Biryani with Chickpeas
Dal Makhani – Buttery Black Lentils
Chickpea Sweet Potato Spinach Curry
Lentil Brown Rice Soup – spiced Kitchari
Lentil Veggie Dhansak (stew)
Vegetable Kolhapuri – Veggies in Coconut Sesame sauce
Black Eyed Pea & Cauliflower Stew
Kidney Bean Curry – Rajma
Jill’s Red Lentil Sweet Potato Burgers
These are great! I am bookmarking for later. Thank you!
Are these recipes for the 6qt or 3qt mini?
6 qt. i’ll add the info
Thank you for your recipe. Can you please tell me when we start the pressure mode in high for, say 11 minutes, after that should we enable keep warm mode? Or should we turn off the IP, and let the steam release naturally? I think I ended up keep it on keep warm for ~3-4 minutes, and let the steam release naturally, and the sweet potatoes and eggplant got very overcooked.
Also does the size of the pot matter for natural release time? I have a 6 QT pot, and I suppose it will take more time (since more volume) for natural release of steam. Do you think that will overcook the dish inside? Pardon my basic questions, I am very new to Instant Pot. Will definitely be checking out your other recipes! Thank you!
Once the cook time is done, press cancel, so that the pot doesnt stay warm and starts the natural pressure release. You can reduce the cooking time by 2 mins and once done, cancel the stay warm and release the pressure if it hasnt already released in 7 to 8 mins.
Thank you so much for that tip!
I got an IP for Christmas and have been slowly acquainting myself with it. This list of vegan recipes is just what I was looking for. Last week, I made your Lentil Sweet Potato Eggplant/Veggie Curry recipe and it turned out perfectly! Thanks for putting this list together. I look forward to trying another recipe from it soon 🙂
I just made my first IP dish- applesauce, Your recipes sound the Best of any I have seen on internet or books for vegan etc dishes…I like your tastes…we love Indian food! I’m sooooo super happy I found your site …thank you for sharing your recipes!
Awesome! Thank you Deb. Try the butter soycurls, sweet potato lentil soup or the lasagna soup i just posted last week.
Richa I think your next cookbook needs to be an Instant Pot cookbook!
It will be eventually. Book is a tiring 1.5 year work 🙂
I will be looking forward to it 😊. Good luck!
I’ve come back to this site now maybe three times, thinking, this time I’m just going to ignore all the cilantro and look at the actual recipes, which are probably really yummy… Nope, I can’t do it. I click away every single time. Sigh.
Did you know that there are people for whom cilantro tastes like soap and ruins any food that it touches? It’s a genetic condition. I wish more chefs and servers would be aware of it.
They’re probably great recipes? But… For me, what I experience when looking at food topped with chopped, fresh cilantro is similar to what you would experience if you were to see a bowl of otherwise-yummy food sprinkled with clumps of mud, motor oil, dish detergent, or poop. Sorry for the image, I know it’s disgusting… Just trying to generate some empathy here. I hope this info can be helpful to you.
Thank you for the note. I have heard of the condition and it is a difficult thing to understand since i like cilantro. 99% of the time its used just as garnish so easily left out.
There are many desserts on the blog and other cuisine recipes that dont use cilantro and if there is any garnish, its basil, parsley, green onion or other. For the other recipes, i’ll try to add a few photos without the cilantro garnish on the future posts. There are 4 on this post without any cilantro.
Its also a photographing need. A lot of the curries and dals are brown, yellow, orange or other shades that dont necessarily look appetizing, so contrasting garnish helps the photo looks appetizing. Maybe a different color garnish will work. i’ll look for options.
Hope you do try some of the non cilantro recipes!
Do you have the same issue with italian parsley? If not – it is very difficult to tell the difference from a picture.
Personally, I find meat abhorrent, but I still look at meat recipes and find ways to substitute. That is the great thing about making your own food! You can add more of what you like and remove what you don’t .
All these recipes look great!
(btw… Poop! Really? You had to go there?)
Thanks for this round-up! I think my IP will be living on the counter top for a while as I work my way through these. Just had the kitchari for lunch and it was delicious!
Thanks for sharing this recipe! It looks so yum!! Can’t wait to try it out.
Thanks again for sharing!!
WOWWW..I left non veg years ago but never found real substitute that would feel tasty and nutritious. I hope i get to read more and more vegan recipes.. I hope everyone turns into vegan and realizes how important animals are vital for the eco system.
Thanks a lot dear for giving such valauble information. Keep rocking and posts more .
Perfect! Thanks Richa.
Hi Richa, to convert to pressure cooker directions,, do I just manually saute before pressure cooking for designated IP time? High pressure, I’m guessing. Thanks a lot!
yes, you can saute in the IP (saute mode), saute in a stove top pressure cooker (usually over medium heat), or saute in a skillet. The IP cook times are for when the lid is closed. To convert those to stove top pressure cooker, the time counting starts at when the cooker reaches pressure (the knob or indicator pops up).
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Thanks for posting these! I look forward to trying them.
Hey, Perfect timing Richa…
I just received my new instant pot from Amazon and was wondering what to cook in it first. I’m definitely pinning this article. Thank you!
Thanks For Sharing This delicious dishes