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27 Delicious Instant Pot Curry Recipes

by Sophie

A collection of my best 27 Instant Pot Curry Recipes that you can try whenever you are craving for some curry. This list has classic Indian chole and Kadhi, which are exclusively made in the instant pot. And, it also has regional dishes like ghugni, masala puri, and even aloo choka. Read on to find out more about my instant pot curry recipes!

Indian instant pot curry recipes

Best Instant Pot Curry Recipes:

delicious instant pot curry recipes

1. Indian Curry Paste {Instant Pot}

Any Indian curry is not complete without this rich, well-seasoned bhuna masala or Indian curry paste. This Indian basic curry paste is made from scratch, and oh-so-delicious. Here is the easiest curry paste recipe in the stovetop and the instant pot.

Indian curry paste
Easy Indian Basic Curry Paste
Indian basic curry paste, the heart and soul of any Indian curry is really easy to make. And you can store it for a week in refrigerator or freeze it for months!
Check out this recipe
Indian Curry paste

2. Soya Chunks Curry:

Who knew that a delicious soya chunks curry can be made in the instant pot and with a load of low-carb veggies in just under 30-minutes. This protein-packed soy nugget curry is simply addictive. Find the recipe link below.

Vegan nutrella Soya chunks curry
Soya Chunks Curry {Instant Pot}
Easy soya chunks curry made in the instant pot and with some cauliflower florets. This easy, sauce curry is a perfect side dish with rice or roti.
Check out this recipe
Yummy soya nugget curry

3. Cabbage Curry:

Yes, you can make a quick, flavorful cabbage curry in the instant pot without overcooking it. Check out this recipe for tips and tricks, and of course, the full recipe.

Indian cabbage curry
Cabbage Curry (Instant Pot)
Cabbage curry – Indian style and made in the instant pot. This quick and easy instant pot cabbage curry is mildly spicy, perfectly cooked and ready in just a few minutes.
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Bowl of curried cabbage

4. Potato Curry:

A hearty, no onion-garlic potato curry takes just a few minutes to cook in the instant pot. This curry is best enjoyed with some poori, but feel free to serve this side dish with roti or paratha, or even naan.

Instant pot potato curry
Easiest Potato Curry
Simple, Indian Potato Curry made in the instant pot and with less than 10-ingredients. It's mildly spicy, tangy, and so flavorful!
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Indian Instant Pot potato curry

5. Vegan Curry:

Honestly, this is the best vegan curry that I make. That’s why I have named it “vegan curry” instead of sweet potato and chickpeas curry. This curry has spinach, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas, and a drizzle of coconut milk. It’s certainly a meal in itself.

Vegan Indian Curry
Vegan Curry
Vegan Curry – spiced and fragrant, delicately flavored and oh-so-flavorful. And, it comes together in less than 30 minutes. Bonus: this instant pot vegan curry is easily customizable and versatile.
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vegan curry with sweet potatoes and chickpeas

6. Red Lentil Coconut Curry:

This amazing and hearty Red Lentil Coconut Curry is delicious, easy and super yum. Plus, I have an instant pot version for you to make this recipe under 30 minutes.

red lentil coconut curry
Red Lentil Coconut Curry
This amazing and hearty Red Lentil Coconut Curry is delicious, easy and super yum. Plus, I have an instant pot version for you to make this recipe under 30 minutes.
Check out this recipe
red lentil coconut curry image

7. Vindaloo Curry:

Super delicious, rich vindaloo curry made from nearly oil-free vindaloo paste and soy curls in the instant pot. Make it today and you will fall in love.

Vindaloo Curry with soy curls and homemade vindaloo paste
Vindaloo Curry
Super delicious rich vindaloo curry made from nearly oil-free vindaloo paste and soy curls in instant pot. Make it today and you will fall in love.
Check out this recipe
Vindaloo Curry with soy curls and homemade vindaloo paste

8. Fall Curry Soup:

While this is a soup, it has a curry flavor in it and, guess what, it is also cooked in the instant pot. Creamy Vegan Fall Vegetable Curry Soup is super delicious, really addictive, and full of flavors. It has no fancy ingredients, just veggies, curry paste, and some coconut milk. 

Creamy Vegan Fall Vegetable Curry Soup
Creamy Vegan Fall Vegetable Curry Soup
Creamy Vegan Fall Vegetable Curry Soup is super delicious, really addictive and full of flavors. It has no fancy ingredients, just veggies, curry paste and some coconut milk.
Check out this recipe
Creamy Vegan Fall Vegetable Curry Soup

9. Chana Lauki:

Chana lauki is a family favorite. This mild, tangy curry has soft cooked chickpeas, indian bottle gourd, and basic kitchen staples and spices. And, It’s made in the instant pot. Presenting my instant pot lauki Chana masala. 

Lauki Chana curry
Chana Lauki
Chana lauki is a family favorite. This mild, tangy curry has soft cooked chickpeas, indian bottle gourd, and basic kitchen staples and spices. And, It’s made in the instant pot. Presenting my instant pot lauki Chana masala. 
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Lauki Chana - squash chickpeas curry

10. Instant Pot Sambar:

Spicy, tangy South Indian, Instant Pot Sambar with seasonal vegetables and a spicy curry leaf tempering – that’s my idea of comfort food. This spicy lentil dish is the easiest and quickest instant pot sambar recipe that you will ever make.

Lentil stew or spicy sambar
Instant Pot Sambar
Spicy, tangy South Indian, Instant Pot Sambar with seasonal vegetables and a spicy curry leaf tempering – that's my idea of comfort food. This spicy lentil dish is the easiest and quickest instant pot sambar recipe that you will ever make.
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Instant pot sambar dish

11. Instant Pot Carrots & Peas:

Love perfectly cooked instant pot carrots and peas? Here I have a lightly curry-spiced, nicely cooked sweet instant pot carrots with peas for your holiday menu. This vegan side dish can be a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas or everyday dinner menu. Plus, it takes just 15-minutes to cook these curried carrots and peas in the instant pot.

Instant pot carrots
Instant Pot Carrots (And Peas)
Love perfectly cooked instant pot carrots and peas? Here I have a lightly curry-spiced, nicely cooked sweet instant pot carrots with peas for your holiday menu. This vegan side dish can be a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas or everyday dinner menu. Plus, it takes just 15-minutes to cook these curried carrots and peas in the instant pot.
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Instant pot carrots and peas

12. Vegan Paneer Masala:

Make this easy five minute vegan paneer masala whenever you crave for a comforting curry. It’s super easy, quick and satisfying. Remember to make your curry paste ready, so you can whip up the curry in minutes. 

easy five minute vegan paneer masala
Easy five minute vegan paneer masala
Make this easy five minute vegan paneer masala whenever you crave for a comforting curry. It’s super easy, quick and satisfying. Remember to make your curry paste ready, so you can whip up the curry in minutes.
Check out this recipe
easy five minute vegan paneer masala

13. Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala:

Vegan, keto and made in the instant pot – it’s my version of easy instant pot cauliflower tikka masala made in under 30-minutes.

Instant pot cauliflower Tikka masala
Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Vegan, keto and made in instant pot – it's my version of easy instant pot cauliflower tikka masala made under 30-minutes.
Check out this recipe
Easy instant pot cauliflower tikka masala

14. Okra Masala:

Stir-fried okra masala lightly tossed in Indian spices and cooked till perfection. A tasty side for an elaborate Indian meal or any dinner. And, an instant pot method too!

Easy Okra Masala Indian style
Okra Masala {Stovetop + Instant Pot}
Stir-fried okra masala lightly tossed in Indian spices and cooked till perfection. A tasty side for an elaborate Indian meal or any dinner.
Check out this recipe
Indian Okra Curry

15. Vegan Seitan Tikka Masala:


This vegan seitan tikka masala will make you crave for more. With an umpteen mélange of spices and nuts, the rich and creamy gravy with a distinctive spicy and tangy taste leaves a delicious feel on your palate.

vegan seitan tikka masala
vegan seitan tikka masala
Vegan Seitan Tikka Masala: Tandoori Spiced, Dairy-free, Vegan
This vegan seitan tikka masala will make you crave for more. With an umpteen mélange of spices and nuts, the rich and creamy gravy with a distinctive spicy and tangy taste leaves a delicious feel on your palate.
Check out this recipe
vegan seitan tikka masala

16. Masala Puri|Masal Puri:

Masala puri of masal puri is a Bangalorean chaat/street food, which is known for its fiery hot flavor. This famous Karnataka street food is spicy, greenish in color, and uses loads of herbs. This is one of my favorite Indian chaats just like pani puri. Here is my Bengaluru-style masala puri made in the instant pot.

spicy masal puri
Masala Puri|Masal Puri {Instant Pot}
Masala puri of masal puri is a Bangalorean chaat/street food, which is known for its fiery hot flavor. This famous Karnataka street food is spicy, greenish in color, and uses loads of herbs. This is one of my favorite Indian chaats just like pani puri. Here is my Bengaluru-style masala puri made in the instant pot.
Check out this recipe
Masal Puri Chaat

17. Ghugni Recipe:

Make this amazing ghugni recipe or Oriya style ghuguni in your instant pot. All you need is some soaked dried yellow peas, spice mix, and a few other pantry staples. Ready to try the instant pot ghugni recipe? Here it is.

Ghugni curry
Ghugni Recipe (Instant Pot)
Make this amazing ghugni recipe or Oriya style ghuguni in your instant pot. All you need is some soaked dried yellow peas, spice mix, and a few other pantry staples. Ready to try the instant pot ghugni recipe? Here it is.
Check out this recipe
Easy Indian ghugni

18. Kali Chana or Pindi Chole:

Punjabi style Kali Chana or Pindi Chole made in the traditional style but in an electric pressure cooker for a more richer, creamier and yum chickpeas.

Kali chana masala recipe
Kali Chana or Pindi Chole
Punjabi style Kali Chana or Pindi Chole made in the traditional style but in an electric pressure cooker for a more richer, creamier and yum chickpeas.
Check out this recipe
Kali chana masala recipe

19. Aloo Choka:

Aloo Choka or potato Choka is a Caribbean style spicy, mashed potatoes. Again, this has its Indian origins but has a unique twist with local Trinidadian influence. This classic North American mashed potatoes gets a nice, spicy and garlicky flavor. If you’re unaware of this dish, here is my instant pot Aloo Choka made Trinidadian style.

Trinidad aloo Choka
Aloo Choka {Trinidad Potato Choka}
Aloo Choka or potato Choka is a Caribbean style spicy, mashed potatoes. Again, this has its Indian origins but has a unique twist with local Trinidadian influence. This classic North American mashed potatoes gets a nice, spicy and garlicky flavor. If you’re unaware of this dish, here is my instant pot Aloo Choka made Trinidadian style.
Check out this recipe
Mashed potato spicy

20. Vegan Chicken Kofta Meatballs:

Make this super yum vegan chicken kofta meatballs in curry sauce or without it. Toss them in your favorite marinara sauce and serve over a bed of pasta or make some meatball sandwich in their tastiest vegan form. This is my version of vegan chicken kofta meatballs. 

vegan chicken kofta meatball
Vegan Chicken Kofta Meatballs in Curry sauce
Make this super yum vegan chicken kofta meatballs in curry sauce or without it. Toss them in your favorite marinara sauce and serve over a bed of pasta or make some meatball sandwich in their tastiest vegan form. This is my version of vegan chicken kofta meatballs.
Check out this recipe
vegan chicken kofta meatball

21. Instant Pot Rasam:

Instant pot rasam is my another go-to meal when I am seriously craving for south Indian food and don’t want to spend time to make an elaborate meal. I love my tomato rasam as it is or with some hot steamed rice. Presenting my instant pot dal rasam recipe made in just under 15-minutes from start to finish.

Instant Pot Rasam
Instant Pot Rasam
Instant pot rasam is my another go-to meal when I am seriously craving for south Indian food and don’t want to spend time to make an elaborate meal. I love my tomato rasam as it is or with some hot steamed rice. Presenting my instant pot dal rasam recipe made in just under 15-minutes from start to finish.
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Easy Indian rasam

22. Instant Pot Kadhi:

This is not a traditional curry with a tomato base, but a yogurt-based curry. Instant pot kadhi made with pakora in minutes. The traditional kadhi now can be made in the instant pot, find out how?

Instant pot kadhi chawal
Instant Pot Kadhi {Punjabi Kadhi}
Instant pot kadhi made with pakora in minutes. The traditional kadhi now can be made in the instant pot.
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Punjabi kadhi in the instant pot kadhi

23. Instant Pot Carrots & Potatoes:

Instant Pot carrots and potatoes Medley is flavorful and super quick when made in the instant pot. This tasty potato and carrots side dish is spicy, well-seasoned and perfect for your holiday spread. And to make this carrots and potatoes, you just need 30-minutes from start to finish.

Instant pot carrots and potatoes
Instant Pot Carrots and Potatoes
Instant Pot carrots and potatoes Medley is flavorful and super quick when made in the instant pot. This tasty potato and carrots side dish is spicy, well-seasoned and perfect for your holiday spread. And to make this carrots and potatoes, you just need 30-minutes from start to finish.
Check out this recipe
Instant pot carrots and potatoes

24. Dahi Baigan:

Another yogurt-based curry, but not exclusively made in the instant pot. However, IP yogurt is the main ingredient here. Plus, IP always helps to saute those eggplants to perfection. This Indian Dahi baigan recipe with instant pot yogurt and some pan-roasted eggplants. This creamy, lightly spicy, and mildly sweet dish is perfect with rice, roti, or just as a sidedish. Make it today and you will fall in love. 

Odia style Dahi baigana
Dahi Baigan Recipe
Indian Dahi baigan recipe with instant pot yogurt and some pan roasted eggplants. This creamy, lightly spicy and mildly sweet dish is perfect with rice, roti or just as a side. Make it today and you will fall in love. 
Check out this recipe
Spicy Dahi Baigan

25. Mulligatawny Soup:

This born in India and brought up in Britain dish has a robust curry flavor. Make this amazing instant pot mulligatawny soup without any animal protein or dairy cream. This vegan mulligatawny soup is hearty, healthy and so delicious.

Easy instant pot mulligatawny
Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup {Vegan}
Make this amazing instant pot mulligatawny soup without any animal protein or dairy cream. This vegan mulligatawny soup is hearty, healthy and so delicious.
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Instant pot Mulligatawny soup

26. Spice Stuffed Baby Eggplants:

Enjoy these spicy and tasty baby eggplants stuffed with a spice mixture and cooked till perfection. The best part is that it’s a super easy and quick recipe that you will love to make. And, now I have an instant pot method included too.

spice stuffed eggplant
spice stuffed eggplant
Spice Stuffed Baby Eggplants
Enjoy these spicy and tasty baby eggplants stuffed with a spice mixture and cooked till perfection. The best part is that it’s a super easy and quick recipe that you will love to make.
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spice stuffed eggplant

27. Toor Dal or Dal Curry in 6 Ways:

Some warm and comforting tool dal? And in six different flavors? Oh, yes! Thanks to the instant pot, now I cook my Indian dal in just minutes.

Toor dal in six ways
Toor Dal (How to Make Indian Toor Dal)
Some warm and comforting tool dal? And in six different flavors? Oh, yes! Thanks to the instant pot, now I cook my Indian dal in just minutes.
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Tasty toor dal

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