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Instant Pot Chicken Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Instant Pot Chicken Curry is a delicious and easy recipe with lots of flavour. This is my family's favourite chicken curry. You can make this dish quickly at home with simple ingredients.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Curry, easy chicken recipe, Indian chicken curry, Instant pot chicken curry
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani
  • Chicken – 500grams with bones
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Fennel seeds – 1teaspoon
  • Chopped onion – 1 big one
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder – 2teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2stp
  • Turmeric powder – 1teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1teaspoon
  • Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves– 3
  • Cinnamon -½inch
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot.
  2. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot, add oil.
  3. Add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and fennel seeds. Stir it.
  4. Next, add chopped onions and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  5. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté well for 2-3 minutes until raw smells go out.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till they are cooked well.
  7. Next, add cleaned chicken and stir well.
  8. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Stir well.
  9. Now adjust the sauté mode to low and sauté the chicken for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Cover the instant pot with glass lid and cook for 5minutes.
  11. Then add salt as per your taste and sauté well.
  12. Add 1 cup of water and Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Mix well.
  13. Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  14. Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  15. Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, followed by quick pressure release.
  16. Open the lid and add garam masala. Stir well.
  17. Again, Switch on the Saute mode and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the thickness you want for your gravy.
  18. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  19. Cancel the saute mode. Remove the inner pot.
  20. Enjoy tasty and delicious chicken curry with steamed rice, pulao or roti.

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