Instant Pot Beef Curry

South Indian style spiced Beef and potato curry with whole ground spices, prepared in Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt. It’s a delicious comfort food to have with Bread/Hawaiian rolls/Rice. I have provided a milder variation for this curry at the end of the recipe.😊

If you want to use the frozen masala cubes in this recipe , use 4-5 cubes/lb of meat and adjust the spice according to your taste.


—-Instant Pot Beef Curry—-

Course: Side dish

Yield: 4-6 servings

Cooking time: 30 mins

  1. Chuck beef/Stew meat(cut into bite size pieces)- 1 lb
  2. Big potato diced-1
  3. Chopped tomato- 1
  4. Medium size Red onion sliced-2
  5. Slit green chilies-2
  6. Minced Ginger garlic -2 tbsp. or 1 ginger garlic cube
  7. Coconut oil(preferably)- 3 tbsp.
  8. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  9. Kashmiri Red Chilly powder/ Paprika- 1 tbsp.
  10. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  11. Black Pepper powder- 1 tsp
  12. Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt- 2 tsp or as per taste
  14. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  15. Garam Masala (Indian All spice mix)- 2 tsp
  16. Chopped Cilantro for garnish


  • Keep the Instant Pot on sauté mode(25 mins), add some coconut oil and add the mustard and cumin seeds along with minced ginger garlic and green chilies.
  • Now add the sliced onions, salt, turmeric and sauté until they are translucent followed by diced tomatoes.
  • Cook the onion and tomatoes for 3 minutes. Cover the IP with a glass lid. Stir in between to prevent the masala from sticking to the pot.
  • Now add all the ground spices and reserve some Garam Masala for the end.
  • When oil separates from the mixture add the beef pieces and mix well.
  • Close and lock the lid of IP and keep the steam release handle to Sealing. Set the pressure cook time to 20 mins.
  • When time is up open the lid using Quick Steam Release.
  • Add the diced potatoes and pressure cook for another 3 mins.
  • Once done, open the IP using the 10 min natural release. Keep on sauté mode and let the gravy reach desired consistency.curry
  • Sprinkle the reserved Garam masala and chopped cilantro and transfer into the serving dish.
  • Serve hot or select the ‘keep warm’ setting in IP
  • Mild Variation# You can alter this curry by adding cooked green peas and 1-2 tbsp coconut cream(once the curry is cooked) to get a rich creamier beef gravy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks Delicious!! Yummy!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. cookwithjiya says:

      Thank you! 😊


  2. I’m always looking for new things to try with my Instant Pot. Thanks!


    1. Jia Ann says:

      You r welcome! 😊 Keep cooking!


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