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instant pot lamb curry

Easy Lamb Curry | Mutton Curry

The Lamb Curry/Mutton curry is a moist, tender chunks of lamb cooked in Indian style with spiced onions and tomato gravy in an Instant pot.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani

Ingredients

  • Lamb - 500grams
  • Fennel seeds - 1Tsp
  • Cloves- 2 or 3
  • Cinnamon sticks - ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods - 2
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Chopped onions - 2 medium
  • Chopped tomatoes - 2 medium
  • Red chilli powder - 2 Tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 Tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1 Tsp
  • Mint leaves a handful
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 to 3 Tbsp

Instructions

Instant pot method

  • Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot, add oil.
  • Add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Stir it.
  • Next, add chopped onions and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes out. Add chopped tomatoes, and cook until they become mushy.
  • Then add cleaned lamb pieces and sauté for a few 3 to 5 minutes. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid and sauté well.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves and required salt and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add 1 ½ cups water and give a quick mix.
  • Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  • Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the cooking is done, allow pressure to release manually.
  • Now switch on the sauté mode and add garam masala and cook for 3- 5 minutes or until the consistency you want for the gravy.

Pressure cooker method

  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil, once it is hot add all the whole spices and sauté for few seconds.
  • Next, add chopped onions and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes out. Add chopped tomatoes, and cook until they become mushy.
  • Then add cleaned lamb pieces and sauté for a few 3 to 5 minutes. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid and sauté well.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves and required salt and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add 2 cups water and give a quick mix.
  • Close the pressure cooker lid and cook on medium flame , until you get 3 or 4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure goes open the lid and add garam masala and cook for 5 minutes on high flame.
  • Finally add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Notes

  • Adjust spices according to your taste
  • To avoid burn, make sure there is enough liquid while cooking .
  • Deglaze the bottom of the pan before closing the lid.
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