Love Indian Food? Love your Instant Pot?

Here is the perfect combination for you!  34 Indian curries made in the instant pot. From creamy Butter Chicken to fragrant Chana Masala, this collection has something to satisfy every curry craving!

You already know you can save a lot of money by cooking at home rather than eating out.  You also already know that Instant Pot is the favorite kitchen gadget for making 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 you might have enjoyed at your favorite restaurant here. And if you are wondering what to serve with curry, all 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 vegetarian and chicken curries you’ll love:

Vegetable Korma

Vegetable Korma served with rice in a bowl
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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.

Paneer Butter Masala 

Paneer Butter Masala Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

A favorite at Indian restaurants for vegetarians. This dish is also popularly known as Paneer Makhani.  It has chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in mildly spiced onion tomato gravy.  It is so smooth and creamy you will not want to stop eating it.

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Palak Paneer is one of the most popular dishes from North India. It is made with Spinach and Cottage Cheese and 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.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji in a plate with onions and lime

Pav Bhaji is 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 the taste.

Chole Masala

Chana Masala with rice served in a plate

Punjabi Chole Masala / Chana Masala / Chickpeas Curry made in Instant Pot.  Chole with bhatura or naan was a favorite weekend meal growing up.  Chole takes very long to cook. Hence they are perfect for pressure cooking.  With this one-pot recipe, you can enjoy chole even on weeknights.

Potato Curry

Potato Curry along with puffed bread (puri) and onions in a black plate

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

Aloo Matar made in instant pot served in a bowl

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

Saag aloo (spinach potato curry) in a bowl

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

Paneer Tikka Masala made in Instant Pot served in a bowl with some naan and limes on the side.

Paneer Tikka Masala is a flavorful, aromatic curry made with marinated and grilled paneer cubes simmered in rich onion tomato gravy and 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 (Potato Eggplant Curry)

Aloo Brinjal (potato and eggplant curry) in a white bowl with roti Indian flatbread

Aloo Baingan Masala is an easy one-pot curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices in an instant pot or stovetop. A vegan and gluten-free Potato & Eggplant Curry that is a perfect side with roti, naan, or parathas.

Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry)

Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1

A simple and delicious veggie stir fry, perfect for weeknights – Aloo Gobi made in Instant Pot. Aloo is Potato, and gobi is Cauliflower, so this is a Potatoes & Cauliflower Stir Fry cooked in onion, tomato, and aromatic spices such as turmeric & garam masala.

Pumpkin Curry

Instant Pot Pumpkin curry in a kadhai with cilantro for decoration. In the back, a plate with the pressure cooker pumpkin curry, parathas and onions.

North Indian sweet and sour pumpkin curry made in a pressure cooker or instant pot. This delicious and healthy vegetable curry can be made in less than 30 minutes for a weeknight dinner. Vegan & gluten-free!

Mushroom Mutter Masala

instant pot mushroom matar masala garnished with cilantro

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.

Saag Paneer

Saag Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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.

Black-eyed Peas Curry (Lobhia Masala)

Lobhiya curry with rice

Black Eyed Peas Curry or Lobia Masala is a popular dish in North India that is so easy and quick to make in the pressure cooker. It is perfect to enjoy with some steaming basmati rice and parathas. This is a vegan and gluten-free recipe.

Mutter Paneer Masala

Matar Paneer (green peas and indian cottage cheese curry) served in a white bowl

One of the favorite North Indian curries…Mutter Paneer Masala.  This is one of my go-to recipes for guests at home or even on weekends when I crave homemade North Indian food.  

Sprouts Curry

sprouts curry in a white bowl

Sprouted green lentil 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

Green Peas and Foxnuts curry (Matar Makhana) in a bowl with 2 spoons

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

Soya Chunks Curry in a white bowl

Soya chunks curry is a flavor-filled dish made with soya chunks or meal maker cooked in a delicious Indian sauce. Enjoy this vegan curry with roti or rice for an easy healthy dinner!

Rajma Masala (Kidney Beans Curry)

rajma served in a bowl garnished with cilantro

Rajma Masala 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.

Red Lentil Curry

Red Lentils served in 3 bowls over rice and topped with cilantro

Quick and easy Red Lentil Curry, or Masoor Dal, is made in the instant pot and stovetop. This super delicious, healthy, and budget-friendly vegan meal can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Egg Curry

Instant Pot Egg Curry

This Instant Pot Egg Curry is made uniquely by making the curry sauce and boiling the eggs together, saving precious time. Check it out to see how.

Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala in a plate over rice

This Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is a super flavorful, 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.

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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!

Saag Chicken

Chicken Saag in a copper kadhai on a wooden table

Chicken Saag (Chicken & Spinach Curry) is a delicious north Indian dish. Chicken is simmered in a creamy spinach sauce.  Sounds exotic?  Don’t worry, and 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 made with spinach, mustard greens, chard, etc.

Mom’s Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Butter chicken or murgh makhani is among the most popular Indian chicken curries worldwide. 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 (Mutton Masala)

Goat Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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.

Salmon Tikka Masala

Instant Pot Salmon Tikka Masala served over basmati 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!

Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo served in a bowl along with naan bread.

 Enjoy this dairy-free and gluten-free Chicken Vindaloo with rice or naan for a satisfying dinner!

Keema Matar (Ground Chicken Curry)

Keema Matar Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

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 Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Chicken pieces cooked in aromatic Chettinad spiced gravy are 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.

Chicken Korma

Instant Pot Chicken Korma

Quick and Easy Chicken Korma made in the Instant Pot. Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked with lots of onions and finished with cashew paste for a creamy, rich texture. Creamy and full of flavor and spices, this Chicken Korma is a must-try!

Chicken Potato Curry

Chicken and potato curry with rice and red onions in a white plate

It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare this delectable Chicken Potato Curry in the Instant Pot. It’s full of authentic flavors from whole spices and tender pieces of chicken and potato. This low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free curry makes it a healthy weeknight meal to serve over rice or with naan!

…and that’s a wrap!

I hope you have found your favorite Indian curry recipe in the Instant Pot!  Let me know what you are most excited to make, and when you make it, don’t forget to tag #pipingpotcurry.

Is your favorite curry missing from this list?  Leave a comment below to let me know your requests!

If you are wondering where all the lentils have gone from this list, here is a lentil and beans roundup for you!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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12 Comments

  1. I really ENJOy your recipes!!! Thank you for making my daily meal making simple!! :).. Please share more vegetarian recipes..

    1. Thank you, Naiya! Glad that the recipes are helping make lives easier. My husband is vegetarian, so I mostly cook vegetarian dishes πŸ™‚

  2. Hi

    I love all your recipes and very exact.

    I just made Matar Paneer and it came out delicious. Another favorite of yours is black eyed peas.

    Whenever we make it, always comes out good. I’m becoming more confident in cooking with IP and can’t wait to try your that dishes this weekend

    Take care

    Thanks for always being responsive too and helpful

    1. Hey Kavita – Thank you for sharing your review. I am glad that you have loved multiple of my recipes. Feel free to contact for any questions with the recipes.

  3. Thanks and they all look delicious!!! My neighbor gifted me a big bag of chickpeas so I want to try that recipe with them.