Instant Pot Chicken Masala Curry for Beginners | Pressure Cooker Chicken Curry

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

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Ingredients Required:
Oil, 2 Tbsp
Shahi jeera/ jeera/ cumin seeds, 1 Teaspoon (
Onion, 1 Medium sized ,chopped into small pieces
Salt, as per taste
Ginger Garlic paste, 2 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder, 1 Teaspoon(
Chicken, 2 Lbs
Red Chili powder/Cayenne Powder 2 Tbsp (Skip or use lesser quantity as per taste.)
Garam Masala powder, Half Tablespoon
Coriander Powder, 1 Tablespoon
Coconut Powder, 1 Tablespoon (Substitute with coconut milk for a creamier finish)
Cilantro, Half bunch,chopped, for garnish (Optional)

1. Turn on Saute mode.Wait for liner to heat up.
Add 2 tbsp of Oil.Then add 1 teaspoon of Shahi Jeera or cumin
Once the cumin starts to splutter, throw in the onion chopped. Add salt to assist the onions cook faster.Then add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 2 Tbsp of Ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes away.

2. Next throw in 2 lbs chicken and add 2 tbsp of red chili powder. Give it a excellent stir.

3. Cover liner with a lid and adjust the IP’s ‘saute’ to low.Let it cook for 10 mins.Give the occasional stir.

4. Then add half a tablespoon of Garam masala powder and 1 tablespoon of Coriander powder.Add at least half a cup of water and close the lid. Hit ‘Manual’ or ‘PressureCook’ mode and set timer to 2 mins. make sure whistle is in sealing mode. a fast release and open the lid.Turn on Saute mode and Add around 1 tbsp of coconut powder.Let it simmer for around 5 minutes.After simmering for a while, you will notice the oil begin to separate from the curry base.Add chopped cilantro and hit cancel.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve over rice or with Rotis/Tortillas.
chopped Onions/lime as garnish. Yogurt raita to make it mild.
Curry goes well with Jeera Rice( or Lemon Rice(
Wine Pair: Syrah/Loire Valley Cabernet Franc
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