Coconut Shrimp Curry in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Coconut Shrimp Curry - Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy, instant pot, pressure cooker
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, Nut-free, Paleo
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Meeta Arora




  • Start the instant pot in Sauté mode and let it heat. Add oil, mustard seeds and let them sizzle. 
  • Add green chili, onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions turn golden brown. 
  • Add tomato and spices. Mix and let it sauté for 2-3 minutes.  
  • Add coconut milk and shrimp to the pot. Stir and press cancel. Close lid with vent in sealing position.
  • Start the instant pot in Manual or Pressure cook mode at low pressure for 3 minutes. 
  • When the instant pot beeps, quick release the pressure manually.  
  • Stir in the lime juice and garnish with cilantro. Coconut Shrimp Curry is ready to be served. Enjoy with rice. 
  • Tip: Take the steel insert out of the instant pot, so the curry is not cooking more from residual heat. 



  • I used large raw deveined tail-on shrimp that were frozen for this recipe. If using smaller or already thawed shrimp, reduce pressure cooking time.   
  • We add less liquid in this curry as instant pot retains the liquid and less is needed to cook. If you like, you can add 1/4 cup coconut milk after the curry is cooked. The curry does get thicker as you refrigerate it. 
  • Which Green chili to use? I typically use Thai, Birdeye or Serrano Chili Pepper in my recipes. Don't forget to adjust to your taste. 
  • This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 1222mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 3.7mg