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Basic Indian Curry Recipe | Pressure Cooker Curry Recipe

This Basic Indian Curry is a delicious traditional Indian curry recipe made in the Instant Pot! This curry recipe is low-carb and packed with Indian flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry recipe, easy curry recipe, indian curry recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • Place meat, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, 1 teaspoon of the garam masala, salt, turmeric, and cayenne in the inner liner of your Instant pot or pressure cooker.  
  • Cook for 15 minutes at high pressure. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to rest undisturbed for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.    
  • Add the remaining teaspoon of garam masala and stir well.


Cook Times for Proteins:
  • Chicken: 10 mins
  • Stew Beef: 10-15 minutes
  • Soaked chickpeas (uncooked): 30 minutes


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g