Okra Bhindi Masala Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Bhindi Masala / Okra Stir Fry Recipe - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

A North Indian favorite Okra Stir Fry in instant pot.  Okra cooked with onions, tomato, garlic and spices. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bhindi, okra instant pot
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Servings: 2
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



  • Heat the instant pot in saute mode and add oil to it.  Add cumin seeds, garlic and saute for 30 seconds. 
  • Add the sliced onion and saute for 3 minutes. 
  • Add chopped tomato, spices and okra.  Mix well.  Hit cancel and close the instant pot lid with vent in sealing position. 
  • Start the instant pot in Manual or Pressure cook mode for 2 minutes at low pressure.  
  • When the instant pot beeps, hit cancel and do a quick pressure release.   
  • Stir the okra gently.  Leave open for 5 mins before eating.   


  • It is possible the instant pot may not come to pressure, but the okra is still cooking and will be ready in 2 minutes. 
  • If you don't have amchur, you can use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • On the Instant Pot DUO-60, you press the manual mode, then pressure to change the pressure setting. 
  • To make this bhindi masala on stove top in a pan, follow the same steps.  In place of pressure cooking, cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.  Then open and cook on medium-low flame for 10 more minutes.  


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 945mg | Fiber: 9.5g | Sugar: 7.4g | Vitamin A: 3750IU | Vitamin C: 90.8mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.3mg