Here’s a list of Pakistani Instant Pot recipes that are easy-to-make, healthy (I count real food as healthy), and 100% delicious!

15+ Pakistani Instant Pot Recipes

This roundup includes a beautiful mix of tested-and-perfected Instant Pot recipes: mostly curries, a couple of pulao recipes, and one of my favorite desserts. Most of these are common household Pakistani and North Indian recipes, though I’ve included a couple of mainstream ones (I couldn’t leave Butter Chicken out with a clear conscience). This is a growing list, so I’d recommend you bookmark it for whenever you need Instant Pot inspiration.

Before we begin, here’s the Instant Pot I use to make all these recipes: (affiliate link) If you are still on the fence about it, I hope this recipe roundup will convince you that you can’t live without one!

If you try any of these recipes, I’d love for you to leave a comment on the recipe and let me know how you liked it! If you’re on Instagram, snap a photo and tag me so I can see. I always love hearing from you!

Easy Pakistani Instant Pot Recipes

Easy Pakistani Haleem Recipe (Instant Pot)

4.94 (16 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Haleem (or Daleem) recipe is authentic, full of classic flavor, and perfect consistency…Yet easy to achieve in the Instant Pot.
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Lentil Dal in a plate

Instant Pot Whole Masoor Dal (Brown Lentil Curry)

5 (6 ratings)
Whole Masoor Dal (Brown Lentil Curry) recipe made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. This is a no-soak (unless you want to), dump-and-go recipe you can make using any brown lentils. Healthy and flavorful with only 15 minutes of total hands-on time! Naturally vegetarian and vegan optional.
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The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

The BEST Instant Pot Kheer

5 (33 ratings)
This Instant Pot Kheer (Pakistani & Indian Rice Pudding) recipe has the classic flavor of old-fashioned kheer without the fuss. This is a restaurant-inspired recipe that's been rigorously tested and perfected until I can confidently call it the BEST Instant Pot kheer.
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Easy Instant Pot Keema

5 (8 ratings)
This Instant Pot Keema (Ground Beef Curry) is quick and easy to prepare and full of traditional flavor. It requires simple ingredients and has no whole spices to bite into, which makes it incredibly versatile and perfect for as a filling for samosas, puff pastry, and more. This recipe also includes instructions on how to adapt it to the stovetop.
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Sarson Ka Saag with a dollop of butter on a plate with spoons and makai ki roti on the side

Easy Sarson Ka Saag (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

4.89 (9 ratings)
This Easy Instant Pot Sarson Ka Saag recipe is made in the Authentic Indian and Pakistani (Punjabi) style but in half the time! Stovetop instructions included. Vegetarian/Vegan optional!
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Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Dal

5 (13 ratings)
This is an easy Pakistani Chana Dal made in the Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker). Chana Dal (or Split Chickpeas) are cooked with spices and given a simple tadka for an easy dinner. Naturally gluten-free and Vegan optional.
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Pakistani Urad Dal (Maash Ki Dal)

5 (17 ratings)
Maash ki Dal, or sukhi (dry) split urad dal, may not be mainstream, but it's beloved by all who've tried it. This recipe makes it in the traditional Pakistani and Punjabi way – dry, as in firm, but cooked through – and adorned with delicate slivers of ginger and warming green chili peppers.
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Easy Shami Kabob (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

4.93 (26 ratings)
Shami kababs are tender patties made with beef and (yellow split peas) along with onion, herbs and spices. This recipe includes Instant Pot and stovetop instructions! Naturally gluten-free!
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Chicken Curry with potatoes on a plate with rice and vegetables with a glass of water on the side

Instant Pot Pakistani Chicken Curry

5 (14 ratings)
This Pakistani-style Instant Pot Chicken Curry includes bone-in chicken and potatoes and requires just 30 minutes of *total* prep time! This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients, minimal chopping, and no complicated steps!
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Easy Instant Pot Nihari

Easy Instant Pot Nihari (Pakistani Beef Stew)

5 (25 ratings)
This Instant Pot Nihari recipe takes 30 minutes of prep time but does not compromise on the authentic taste of this traditional Pakistani Beef Stew! Layers of flavor in every bite!
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Instant Pot Chicken Pulao

4.97 (28 ratings)
This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Pulao recipe requires just 25 minutes of prep time and results in tender boneless chicken and perfectly cooked rice.
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Kadhi Pakora (Instant Pot and Stovetop)

5 (12 ratings)
This is a classic Punjabi-style Kadhi Pakora recipe with Instant Pot and Stovetop instructions. This recipe uses accessible ingredients and has a shortened cook time but remains true to the flavors of traditional Pakistani and North Indian Kadhi.
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Instant Pot Keema Lobia (Ground Beef and Black Eyed Peas Curry)

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This spicy and delectable Instant Pot Keema Lobia curry comes together quickly and easily and has a unique, homestyle Punjabi taste.
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Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

Easy Instant Pot Carrot Halwa (Gajar ka Halwa)

5 (13 ratings)
This authentic Instant Pot Carrot Halwa recipe is made in the traditional Pakistani & Indian style but without hours of active time over the stove. So comforting, naturally gluten-free, and only requires 6 ingredients!
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A white bowl filled with Instant Pot Red Lentil Dal, Basmati rice, ribbon of cucumber, sliced carrots and radishes and a lemon wedge.

Instant Pot Red Lentil Dal

5 (7 ratings)
This Instant Pot Split Red Lentil (Masoor) Dal curry is a quick, easy, and authentic Pakistani/North Indian-style dal recipe. It's naturally gluten-free, vegetarian (or optional vegan), and cooks within minutes!
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Instant Pot Goat Curry

5 (1 rating)
This easy Instant Pot Goat and Bell Pepper curry is a Pakistani-style mutton recipe that requires little prep time and minimal ingredients you probably have on hand! It’s perfectly spiced, a little tart, and full of flavor.
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Easy Instant Pot Chana Pulao

Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao (Chickpea Pilaf) – 20-minute prep!

4.98 (38 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Chana Pulao is easy, flavorful, and it takes less than 20 minutes of total prep time! Perfect for a weeknight dinner yet elegant enough for guests. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian! 
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Instant Pot Butter Chicken Side

Instant Pot Butter Chicken (Easy and Authentic)

5 (24 ratings)
This tried-and-tested restaurant-style Instant Pot Butter Chicken recipe is easy to prepare yet yields authentic, deep flavor and tender chicken!
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Easy Instant Pot Pakistani Beef Curry (Stew)

5 (23 ratings)
This Instant Pot Pakistani Beef Curry, or stew, is an easy recipe in which boneless beef stew meat is cooked alongside yogurt and whole spices. Also called Istu, or Ishto, this is a deeply flavorful yet healthy, dump-and-go Instant Pot beef recipe.
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