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Instant Pot Aloo Paneer Gravy

Simple, nutritious and so flavorful- this Instant Pot aloo paneer gravy is a must try when you’re craving for some easy, Indian food.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Enozia Zehra Vakil


  • 1 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 cup Potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 cup Paneer or Cottage Cheese (cubed)
  • ½ cup Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 1-2 pcs Green chilies (slit)
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon Garam masala powder
  • ½ tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dry mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 whole Tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup Red lentil or Masoor Dal
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 bunch Coriander leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup Water


  • Turn on the Instant Pot and set to Saute mode. Once it's heated, add in oil.
  • Once the oil starts to heat up, add in the cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  • Add in the diced potatoes next and saute until they turn golden brown.
  • Next add the paneer cubes and saute for a minute.
  • Next, add in the chopped onions and saute until they become translucent.
  • Add the green chilies and the powdered spices and mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, add the tomatoes and the ginger garlic paste. Mix well.
  • Add the corinader leaves.
  • Add water and let it come to a quick boil.
  • Put on the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual Pressure Cook mode for 6 minutes, making sure that the valve is in the sealing position.
  • Let the pressure release naturally before removing the lid. Give it a good stir.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.


The timing for cooking can vary from instant pot to instant pot. Please take that into consideration while making the recipe.


Serving: 2Servings | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 31.7g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1710mg | Potassium: 1132mg | Fiber: 19.7g | Sugar: 4.9g | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 7mg