Looking for some quick and easy Indian dinner ideas that can be made in just 30 minutes? Here is an amazing selection of 30+ Indian Curries that can be made in under 30 minutes. These meals will be a hit with your family. I have included both vegetarian and meat recipes in this collection.

30+ Easy Indian Curries In Under 30 minutes
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You might wonder, is it even possible to cook a curry in less than 30 minutes? Yes, it is entirely feasible!!!

It can be tough to gauge how long it will take you to prepare and cook an Indian dish. Especially so if you are not as familiar with the ingredients and spices.

If you want to create some Indian food within an hour, here are some recipes to get you started. I’ve compiled a list of all the dishes that can be made in under 30 minutes.

From a flavor-packed Coconut Shrimp Curry to Palak Paneer or the restaurant-style Paneer Butter Masala and Chicken Tikka Masala, you will find your favorite curries here. 

What to pair with Indian Curries?

Pair these curry recipes with naan, paratha, or rice. Our favorite is aromatic jeera rice, which is flavored with cumin seeds and whole spices. It pairs perfectly with curries and dals.

Vegetarian Curry Recipes

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

A North Indian favorite with spinach and cottage cheese, Palak Paneer. Make this palak paneer as a one-pot dish, super easy and delicious!

Paneer Butter Masala

Instant Pot Paneer Butter Masala topped with cilantro and cream with naan bread on the side

Chunks of paneer or cottage cheese cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy. This Paneer Butter Masala is so delicious and very easy to make in the pressure cooker. 

Potato Curry (Aloo Rasedar)

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

Easy and comforting Potato Curry in a tomato-based sauce. This North Indian Potato Curry is popularly known as Aloo Rasedar. Aloo means potato, and Rasedar is a thin tomato gravy. 

Aloo Matar

Aloo Matar made in instant pot served in a bowl

Aloo Matar is a quick and easy potato and pea curry that you can make in the instant pot or stovetop. This vegan and gluten-free Aloo Matar Masala is perfect for a warm weeknight dinner!

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 1

A healthy & delicious potato and cauliflower stir fry. It is a popular vegan Indian curry, so easy and quick to make in just 20 minutes.

Red Lentil Curry

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

Quick and easy Red Lentil Curry, also known as Masoor Dal, made in the pressure cooker and stovetop. This super delicious, healthy, and budget-friendly vegan meal can be made in less than 30 minutes! 

Mushroom Matar

instant pot mushroom matar masala garnished with cilantro

Green Peas and Mushroom curry made in creamy onion and tomato gravy. This flavorful dish can be made in less than 30 minutes for a wonderful weeknight dinner.

Paneer Vindaloo

Paneer vindaloo curry in a white bowl with naan in the back.

Paneer Vindaloo is the vegetarian version of the restaurant favorite Goan Vindaloo Curry. Paneer cubes are cooked in a fiery-red curry sauce packed with bold flavors.

Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach

Butternut Squash Curry with spinach served over rice. Garnished with cilantro and peanuts

This Butternut Squash Curry is a creamy vegan curry filled with the goodness of squash, coconut milk, and spinach. This cozy and comforting curry is perfect for Fall dinners!

Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo (Spinach curry with potatoes) in a clay pot

Saag Aloo is a popular, delicious North Indian curry made with spinach and potatoes and cooked with ginger, garlic, onions, and aromatic spices. This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic Saag Aloo made in a pressure cooker and can be made in just 30 minutes. 

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. This is a delicious and healthy vegetable curry to add to your Fall dinners.

Saag Paneer

Saag Palak Paneer Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Saag Paneer is the authentic North Indian favorite. It is made with cooking mustard leaves and spinach with spices and cottage cheese, which makes it a delicious and nutritious dish.

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 perfect for enjoying with roti, naan, or parathas.

Potato Masala (Batata Bhaji)

Potato Masala Bhaji in a small pretty bowl

This delicious Potato Masala is so easy to make as a one-pot dish. These vegan potatoes can be used as a stuffing for the South Indian favorite, Masala Dosa, or as the popular Maharashtrian Batata Bhaji to pair with poori. Also, great to add to sandwiches or wraps!

Methi Matar Malai

Methi Matar Malai curry served along side naan bread

Methi Matar Malai is a smooth, rich, and delicious curry made in a white gravy along with fenugreek leaves, green peas, & cashews. This rich, creamy curry pairs well with naan or rice!

Aloo Beans

Beans and potato stir fry in a black bowl

Easy Aloo Beans or Indian Green Beans Curry recipe prepared with cumin, garlic, and spices in just 15 minutes. Vegan & Gluten-free vegetable side dish. 

Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi in a bowl garnished with cilantro and pickle on the side

This Gujarati Kadhi is a delectable thin yogurt-based meal with a sweet and sour flavor that will blow your mind. It’s quick, fuss-free, and comforting. This traditional kadhi can be served as a soup or with rice.

Vegetable Korma

Vegetable Curry with Basmati Rice and Naan

Easy restaurant-style 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.

Mumbai Pav Bhaji 

Pav Bhaji in a plate with onions and lime

An easy one-pot recipe for the most popular Indian street food, Pav Bhaji. It is a spiced mashed vegetable curry topped with chopped onions, cilantro, lime and enjoyed with dinner rolls. 

Dahi Aloo 

Potatoes in Yogurt Sauce Pressure Cooker

An easy and delicious comfort food with minimal ingredients. Dahi Aloo is made with just two main ingredients, potatoes and yogurt, tempered with cumin seeds, ginger, and flavorful spices. 

Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer jalfrezi in a skillet garnished with cilantro

Paneer Jalfrezi is a delicious stir-fry curry that has the heavenly combination of paneer with peppers. This vegetarian restaurant-style dish can be made within 20 minutes and is a perfect accompaniment for naan.

Aloo Shimla Mirch

Tasty and colorful Aloo Simla Mirch garnished with cilantro

Aloo Shimla Mirch, also called Aloo Capsicum, is an Indian bell pepper & potato stir fry. This simple and quick recipe can be made in just 20 minutes. 

Sprouts Curry

sprouts curry in a white bowl

Sprouted green lentil curry packed full of nutrition is made in the instant pot or stovetop. Mung bean sprouts are cooked in an onion-tomato sauce with ginger, garlic, and aromatic spices. This curry goes perfectly with roti, paratha, or rice.

Chicken, Egg & Seafood Recipes

Chicken Tikka Masala

chicken tikka masala in a plate served with rice and naan

Flavorful and aromatic Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala is made with marinated tender chicken cooked in a creamy sauce. This restaurant-quality chicken curry is so easy to make in the pressure cooker. Make it along with rice pot-in-pot for a complete meal.

Egg Curry

Instant Pot Egg Curry

Egg curry is made by adding boiled eggs to a curry sauce, along with coconut milk, to give a flavorful protein-rich dish. Pair it with rice, naan, or roti to make a complete meal.

Coconut Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry with coconut milk in a white bowl

Easy & healthy Indian Coconut Chicken Curry made in just 20 minutes! This simple chicken curry is made with ginger, garlic, and onions alongside flavorful spices and finished with creamy coconut milk. 

Mom’s Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

This recipe is close to my heart. It is my mom’s authentic chicken curry made in a simple onion-tomato gravy with the aroma of whole spices.

Keema Matar

Keema Matar Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Keema Matar (Ground Chicken Curry) is cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and wonderful whole spices. A quick and delicious dinner for weeknights. 

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Coconut Shrimp Curry Instant Pot

Delicious and easy Coconut Shrimp Curry made in the pressure cooker in just 20 minutes. This is a simple Indian shrimp curry made with ginger, garlic, onions, tomatoes along with flavorful spices, and finished with coconut milk.

Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma in a while bowl

Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices, then cooked with lots of onions and finished with cashew paste for a creamy, rich texture. This restaurant-style chicken korma is quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker.

Butter Chicken 

Pressure Cooker Instant Pot Butter Chicken

A creamy and delicious Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani. Chicken cooked in a mildly spiced tomato gravy with aromatic ginger, garlic, and spices. 

I hope you have found your favorite Indian curry recipe to make!  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!

30+ Easy Indian Curries In Under 30 minutes

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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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