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Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Beef & Stir Fried- Kerala Style Beef Roast

Marinated beef, pressure cooked in the Instant Pot & stir-fried with onions & tomatoes till browned…

One of my favorite beef dishes and this is a Kerala specialty dish. I used Instant Pot to pressure cook the marinated beef and stir-fried the pressure cooked beef in a separate saucepan along with onions & tomatoes. I wanted the beef & onions to turn brown hence stir-fried in a non-stick saucepan. If I had stir-fried in the stainless steel pot of the Instant pot, the onions will be stuck to the bottom of the pot and wouldn’t be able to stir fry till browned. However, if you have a non-stick insert for the Instant Pot, stir-frying can be done in that.

This is an absolutely delicious, flavorful & aromatic dish; goes well with rice, chapati, poori, naan or roti.

My favorite combination is Beef roast & Poori.

Poori or fried wheat bread recipe, click here

Chapati or wheat flat bread recipe, click here

Idiyappam or String Hopper recipe, click here


Cooking Video

Instant Pot Pressure Cooked Beef & Stir Fried- Kerala Style Beef Roast
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 people
For Marinating Beef
  • Beef, stew-cut pieces- 1 lb or ½ Kg
  • Ginger, grated- ½ tbsp
  • Garlic, grated- ½ tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
For Stir Frying
  • Coconut Oil- 4 tbsp (or vegetable oil)
  • Dried bay leaf- 1
  • Onions, sliced thin- 4
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Ginger, grated- ½ tbsp
  • Garlic, grated- ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig (optional)
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ to 1 tsp (if required)
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Mint leaves, chopped- 6 leaves
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 1 tsp
  1. Into a large bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned 'for marinating beef', combine well.
  2. Let the beef marinate for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the marinated beef to the stainless steel pot.
  4. Close the pot with the lid.
  5. Select pressure cook setting, set time to 20 minutes at high pressure.
  6. After 20 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  7. While the beef is pressure cooking, let's start sauteing the onions.
  8. Place a non-stick saucepan over medium heat.
  9. Add coconut oil and dried bay leaf.
  10. Add sliced onions, season with 1 tsp salt.
  11. Combine well and cook for 3 minutes.
  12. Add grated ginger & garlic or add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste.
  13. Combine well and cook till onions turn golden in color.
  14. Add chopped tomatoes, cook for 3 minutes.
  15. Add the cooked beef along with the gravy.
  16. Add coriander powder, garam masala & salt if required.
  17. Combine well and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till the liquid dries off.
  18. At this point, increase the heat to high and stir fry till onions & beef turn light brown.
  19. Add chopped cilantro, mint leaves and lemon juice; stir fry at high heat for a minute.
  20. Finally, add vinegar and stir fry for a minute.
  21. Remove the saucepan from the heat and keep covered for 15 minutes.
  22. Serve into a bowl and enjoy with rice, chapati, poori, naan or roti.
  23. My favorite combination is beef roast & poori- YUM!



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