Love Indian Food?
Love your Instant Pot?
Here is the perfect combination for you! 31+ Indian curries made in the instant pot. 170+ pressure cooker recipes on Piping Pot Curry and many more to come…
You all already know that you can save a lot of money by cooking at home, rather than eating out. And you also already know that Instant Pot is the favorite kitchen gadget to make food at home. And it is the Number 1 choice for Indian cooking. If you didn’t already know, Indians have been using pressure cookers forever.
If you have done some Indian cooking before, you will most likely have all of the spices needed to make these curries at home. They are also easily available on Amazon or even better at your nearest Indian grocery store.
You will find all the popular punjabi curries that you might have enjoyed at your favorite restaurant here. All of these curries pair perfectly with rice or naan/roti. Just buy naan or make some roti. Even better use your instant pot to make perfectly cooked rice.
Here is the list of curries you would love to enjoy this fall.
Vegetarian Curry Recipes
Easy & Creamy Vegetable Korma made in the Instant Pot. This restaurant style creamy vegetable korma curry is a perfect blend of vegetables with a creamy coconut based sauce. A vegan & gluten free curry that pairs perfectly with naan or rice.
A favorite at Indian restaurants for the vegetarians. This dish is also popularly known as Paneer Makhani. It has chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced onion tomato gravy. It is so smooth and creamy that you will not want to stop eating it.
Palak Paneer is one of the most popular dish from North India. It is made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese, cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and aromatic spices. This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic palak paneer, made in Instant Pot, which takes just 20 minutes to prepare. This is a nutritious Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Low Carb dish.
Pav Bhaji a popular Indian street food. It is made with potatoes and vegetables cooked in a tomato base, and enjoyed with pav or dinner rolls. This one-pot recipe prepared in an Instant Pot makes cooking pav bhaji much easier and quicker, but does not compromise on the taste.
Punjabi Chole Masala / Chana Masala / Chickpeas Curry made in Instant Pot. Chole with bhatura or naan was a favorite weekend meal growing up. Chole take very long to cook, hence they are perfect for pressure cooking. With this one-pot recipe, you can enjoy chole even on weeknights.
Easy and comforting Potato Curry in Tomato Gravy made in the Instant Pot. This North Indian Potato Curry is popularly known as Aloo Rasedar. Aloo means potato and Rasedar is a thin tomato gravy. This is a vegan and gluten free potato curry.
Aloo Matar is a quick and easy Indian potatoes and peas curry, made in the Instant Pot or stovetop. This vegan and gluten free Aloo Matar Masala is perfect for a delicious warm weeknight dinner!
Saag Aloo is a popular delicious North Indian Curry. It is made with spinach and potatoes cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and aromatic spices. This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic Saag Aloo, made in Instant Pot, which takes just 30 minutes to prepare. This is a nutritious vegan & gluten-free curry.
Paneer Tikka Masala is a flavorful and aromatic curry, made with marinated and grilled paneer cubes simmered in a rich onion tomato gravy along with warm spices. This restaurant quality Paneer Tikka Masala is so easy to make in the instant pot, that you will not consider take-out again.
Aloo Baingan Masala is an easy one-pot curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices in instant pot or stovetop. A vegan and gluten-free Potato & Eggplant Curry that is a perfect side with roti, naan or parathas.
A simple and delicious veggie stir fry, perfect for weeknights – Aloo Gobi made in Instant Pot. This translates to Potato Cauliflower in english. Aloo is Potato and gobi is Cauliflower, so this is a Potatoes & Cauliflower Stir Fry cooked in onion, tomato, along with aromatic spices such a turmeric & garam masala.
North Indian sweet and sour pumpkin curry made in a pressure cooker or instant pot. This is a delicious and healthy vegetable curry that can be made in less than 30 minutes for a weeknight dinner. Vegan & gluten free!
Mushrooms, also known as kukkarmuta and khumbi in hindi are a source of powerful nutrients. In this curry, chopped mushrooms and green peas are added to a creamy onion-tomato gravy. This combination makes it a super delicious curry that can be enjoyed with rice or naan.
“Sarson ka saag te makki di roti”, which means mustard saag with bread made from corn flour, is what my Punjabi family loves for a scrumptious weekend meal. Saag Paneer is made by cooking mustard leaves and spinach with spices and cottage cheese. It is delicious and very nutritious. The best part is with the instant pot, it is very quick to prepare as a one-pot recipe.
Try this delicious black-eyed peas curry, so delicious with a side of rice. Make them in less than 30 minutes in the instant pot. For a variation, top them with spinach or chard.
One of the favorite North Indian curries…Mutter Paneer Masala. This is one of my go to recipe when I have guests at home or even on weekends, when I crave homemade north indian food. My go-to recipe adjusted to make in an instant pot.
Sprouted green lentils curry packed full of nutrition made in the instant pot. Mung bean sprouts cooked in an onion-tomato sauce with ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices. This curry goes perfectly with roti, paratha or rice.
Matar Makhana is a delicious rich curry filled with the goodness of foxnuts (or puffed lotus seeds) and green peas. Made in a thick sauce of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and aromatic spices, this curry is perfect for celebrations or a weekday dinner. Vegetarian & Gluten-free!
Soya chunks curry is a flavor-filled dish that is made with soya chunks or meal maker cooked in a delicious indian sauce. You can enjoy this vegan curry with roti or rice for an easy healthy dinner!
Rajma Masala, which is Indian Red Kidney Bean Curry a favorite comfort food to enjoy with rice. You can make this red bean curry in an instant pot or traditional pressure cooker. Learn to make Rajma along with pot-in-pot Brown Rice. This is a vegan & gluten-free recipe.
Quick and easy Red Lentil Curry, also known as Masoor Dal, made in the instant pot and stovetop. This super delicious, healthy and budget friendly vegan meal can be made in less than 30 minutes!
This Instant Pot Egg Curry is made in a unique way by making the curry sauce and boiling the eggs together, saving precious time. Check it out to see how.
Chicken, Lamb & Seafood Curry Recipes
This Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is a super flavorful and aromatic Indian chicken curry made with marinated tender chicken cooked in a creamy sauce. This restaurant quality chicken tikka masala is so easy to make in the instant pot, that you will not consider take-out again. Make it along with pot-in-pot basmati rice for a complete meal.
Easy and Flavorful Coconut Shrimp Curry made in the Pressure Cooker in just 20 minutes. This is the simple Indian shrimp curry made with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes along with flavorful spices, and finished with coconut milk. Pair this curry with rice for a perfect experience. Gluten free, Paleo and Low carb!
Chicken Saag (Chicken & Spinach Curry) is one of the delicious north Indian dish. Chicken is simmered in a creamy spinach sauce. Sounds exotic? Don’t worry, it is super easy to make. This curry is full of flavor and loaded with nutrients. “Saag” is basically a Punjabi term used for leafy green preparations. These could be make with spinach, mustard greens, chard, etc.
This chicken curry is made in a simple onion-tomato gravy with the aroma of whole spices. Mom’s authentic chicken curry recipe recreated in the instant pot along with tips to get the perfect flavor.
Butter chicken or murgh makhani is one of the most popular Indian chicken curry all over the world. It is the dish everyone orders when in an Indian restaurant. Instant Pot Butter Chicken is a flavorful dish with chicken cooked in a mildly spiced curry sauce or gravy. This is a restaurant style recipe, where you indulge with lots of butter and cream. This butter chicken is such a breeze to make in the Instant Pot.
Goat Curry or Mutton Masala in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Tender meat cooked in an onion tomato gravy with aromatic whole spices. Enjoy this goat curry with naan or rice.
This Instant Pot Salmon Tikka Masala is super flavorful, warm and creamy, perfect to satisfy those curry cravings. Marinated salmon steamed along with tikka masala sauce in the pressure cooker. Serve over basmati rice or enjoy with naan for a scrumptious dinner!
Enjoy this dairy-free and gluten-free Chicken Vindaloo with rice or naan for a satisfying dinner!
Chicken Keema Matar or Ground Chicken Curry with Peas made in Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Keema is a popular street food in Mumbai served with pav (similar to dinner rolls, but not sweet). Keema is also a popular dish in North Indian cuisine.
Chicken pieces cooked in aromatic chettinad spiced gravy, so delicious and exotic. You will not want to stop eating! Chicken Chettinad is one of the most flavorful chicken dishes from South Indian cuisine. It uses a variety of spices and the dishes are made with fresh ground masalas. The fresh ground spices are what give an exceptional taste to chettinad dishes.
Quick and Easy Chicken Korma made in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked with lots of onions and finished with cashew paste for a creamy rich texture. Creamy, full of flavor and spices, this Chicken Korma is a must try!
…and that’s a wrap!
I hope you have found your favorite Indian curry recipe to make in the Instant Pot! Let me know what you are most excited to make, and when you make it, dont forget to tag #pipingpotcurry.
Is your favorite curry missing in this list? Leave a comment below to let me know your requests!
If you are wondering where have all the lentils gone from this list. Here is a lentil and legumes roundup for you!