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An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.

Instant Pot Indian Beef Curry

An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine indian south indian kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jane Jojo

Ingredients

  • 2 lb beef
  • 1 number onion (large size)
  • 3 number green chilly
  • salt
  • 2 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves or cilantro leaves

Grind

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger (crushed/paste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon garlic (crushed/paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare Ingredients - Cut beef into 1.5" cube pieces. Chop onion into small pieces. Slice green chilly.
  2. Grind together ingredients listed under grind section - ginger, garlic, pepper powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, fennel powder, vinegar.
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the Instant Pot on SAUTE mode MORE setting. When oil is hot, add the sliced onions, green chillies, curry leaves, and salt. Adding salt helps the onion to get cooked fast. Saute it until onions are lightly brown. When the onion starts sticking to the pot, change the Instant Pot setting to SAUTE mode LOW setting. Refer notes on how to change the setting.
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  4. Add the prepared grinded mixture and fry well. Continue in the SAUTE mode LOW setting. Add oil, as needed.
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  5. Add water and add enough salt to the gravy. Mix well. Then add beef and mix it. Close the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to SEAL and cook on MANUAL HIGH-PRESSURE setting for 8 minutes. Refer the notes on time setting.
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  6. An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  7. Once the timer goes off, either do a NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE or a QUICK PRESSURE RELEASE after 10 minutes. Refer notes for instructions on natural and quick release.
  8. Switch the Instant Pot to SAUTE mode NORMAL setting. Onion gets mashed into the gravy, by this time. Add coriander leaves and boil till gravy has thick consistency as you desire. If you want to make it spicier, add some more pepper powder at this time. ** Coriander leaves are optional.
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.
  9. Serve it with boiled rice, neychoru/ghee rice, appam, parotta, puttu or chappathi. Enjoy :)
    An easy peasy Instant Pot Indian beef curry recipe, well flavored with spices. An authentic Kerala style beef curry pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. It goes well with chapati, parotta/paratha, pathiri (rice bread), any rice variants ( pulao, ghee rice, regular rice), appam (rice pancake) or any other Indian breads. This curry works out well for Paleo/Gluten-free/Keto lifestyle.

Recipe Notes