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Instant Pot Beef Curry- Simple and Easy Recipe

Beef curry made in the Instant Pot. Hands down, the most flavorful and delicious beef curry ever…

Every time I try new dishes in the Instant Pot, my admiration for this amazing appliance increases thousand folds. I had made the same recipe in the regular pressure cooker, while comparing the taste and flavor with the Instant pot beef curry, I have to tell you that the IP beef curry tasted so much flavorful, aromatic and extremely delicious. The reason is the efficient steam sealing feature that ensures that the flavors are intact.

This is a Kerala style beef curry, and is served with Appam, Idiayappam, Pathiri, Chapaati or Rice.


Easy Appam Recipe, click here.

Idiyappam Recipe

Chapati Recipe

Pathiri Recipe

Cooking video

Instant Pot Beef Curry- Simple and Easy Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
For marination Beef
  • Beef, stew cut- 1 lb or ½ Kg (or Lamb)
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- ½ tsp (optional)
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For Grinding
  • Garlic cloves- 2
  • Ginger- 2 inch slice
  • Green Chili- 1 or 2 (I used finger hot green chili)
  • Whole cardamom- 2
  • Whole cloves- 2
  • Whole cinnamon- 2 inch slice
While cooking
  • Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Onion, sliced- 2
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig (optional)
  • Tomatoes, sliced- 2
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Mint leaves, chopped- 6 leaves
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. In a bowl, combine the beef stew cut pieces with all the above mentioned spices 'for marinating beef'. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, grind coarsely all the above mentioned ingredients 'for grinding'. Keep aside.
  3. Turn on the Instant pot.
  4. Click on Saute button, Normal Temperature.
  5. Let the display show HOT.
  6. Add oil to the stainless steel pot.
  7. Add dried bay leaves.
  8. Add onion and curry leaves, season with ¼ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
  9. Add ground mixture, saute till onions turn light golden- for 3 minutes.
  10. Add chopped tomatoes, saute for a minute.
  11. Add the marinated beef, combine well.
  12. Add coriander powder, ¼ tsp more salt, mint leaves and cilantro. Combine well.
  13. Don't have to add water.
  14. If using Instant Pot Duo, turn the knob on the lid to SEALING.
  15. Close the pot with the lid.
  16. Cancel Saute mode.
  17. Click on Manual- High Pressure. Set the time to 25 minutes.
  18. minutes of pressure cooking, the beef will be soft & tender.
  19. If you prefer firm beef, pressure cook for 20 minutes.
  20. After the pressure cooking has completed, do a quick pressure release.
  21. Open the lid and just inhale the amazing aroma from the curry.
  22. There will be good amount of gravy, if you want to thicken the gravy you could cook for a few minutes in Saute mode.
  23. Serve in a bowl and enjoy with Appam, Idiyappam, Pathiri, Chapati or just plain rice (click on the recipe link). Extremely delicious and finger licking beef curry.
You could replace Beef with Lamb.




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