Chicken Chicken Curry Indian Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Easy Chicken Curry

Chicken curry made in the Instant Pot effortlessly…

I cook chicken, other meat curries and anything meat-related dishes only in the Instant Pot. The ease, the effortless cooking and less time consumption in the Instant pot are just amazing.

Here is the recipe for making easy chicken curry. I like to season the chicken with the spices and marinate for a few minutes rather than add the spices directly while making the curry; this way chicken will taste flavorful and delish.

Instant Pot Easy Chicken Curry
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
For marinating chicken
  • Chicken, bone-in pieces- 10
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
For Cooking
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Onion, sliced thin- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Garlic, grated- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, grated- 1 inch slice
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 1
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Salt-1/4 tsp
  1. In a bowl, combine chicken pieces along with the above-mentioned spices 'for marinating chicken'. Keep aside.
  2. Turn on the Instant Pot. Turn on Saute mode, normal temperature.
  3. Let hot sign appear on the display.
  4. Add oil and dried bay leaves; saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add sliced onions, season with ¼ tsp salt.
  6. Add curry leaves, saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add grated garlic and ginger, saute for 2 minutes. Let onions turn light golden in color.
  8. Add tomatoes, saute for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the seasoned chicken. Combine well.
  10. Close the pot with the lid.
  11. Cancel saute mode, turn on pressure cook mode: high pressure, set the time to 10 minutes.
  12. After 10 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  13. Open the lid.
  14. Add the chopped cilantro. Taste and add salt if required.
  15. There will be enough liquid in the pot. If you want to thin down the gravy, turn on saute mode and cook for a few minutes.
  16. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot. Keep the chicken curry covered for sometime.
  17. Serve with basmati rice, ghee rice, chapati, naan, appam, idiyappam etc.



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