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Simple Potato and Tomato Curry – Instant Pot Method

Simple Potato and Tomato Curry – Instant Pot Method

Potato and Tomato Curry is an easy to make Indian curry that is usually served with Puris(Puffed whole wheat bread) and Chapathis(whole wheat tortillas). Pooris served with this tangy and tasty curry is a favorite weekend breakfast/brunch at our home. My kids love this combo. It is a very simple, comforting and flavorful curry. I made this delicious breakfast for our weekend brunch. I prepared this curry in Instant Pot and sharing the recipe with my readers.



Measuring cup used 1 Cup = 250ml

Onion – 1/2 cup(chopped)

Tomatoes(Medium size) – 2(I used plum tomatoes)(chopped)

Potatoes(Medium sized) – 4(chopped)

Cilantro(chopped) – 1/4 cup

curry leaves – 8-10

Mustard seeds – 3/4 Tsp.

Cumin seeds – 1/2 Tsp.

Green chillies – 1-2(slit in half)

Red chilli powder – 1/2 Tsp.

Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp.

Salt – as needed(approximately 1 Tsp.)

Vegetable Oil – 1.5 Tbsp.

Green Peas(fresh/frozen) – 1/2 cup(I used frozen green peas, rinsed under tap water)


Step 1:

Turn on the Instant Pot in ‘Saute’ mode. Add oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let them crackle. Add curry leaves, green chillies and chopped onion and little salt. Saute for a minute. Add turmeric powder and mix.

Step 2:

Add green peas. Saute for a minute. Add chopped potatoes and saute for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder and salt. Saute for few seconds. image

Step 3:

Add 3/4 cup water. Close the lid. Turn the steam releasing valve in sealing position. Pressure cook the vegetables in manual high pressure setting for 5 minutes. To do this, turn off the instant pot. Press cancel button. Hit manual button. The default pressure setting will be high. Do not change this.  Press on minus ‘-‘  button and set it to 5 minutes.


Step 4:

Open the lid when the pressure is naturally released(NR). You can also do a quick release(QR) after 8 minutes. To do the quick release after 8 minutes, turn the steam releasing valve in the venting position. Instant pot has a indicator pin next to the steam releasing valve to indicate if the steam is released or not. The pin drops down when the steam is completely released. Remove the lid when the pin drops down. The below picture shows how the curry looks, after doing a quick release after 8 minutes.


Step 5:

Cook on ‘Saute’ mode for few seconds. Turn off the instant pot and transfer the prepared curry to a serving bowl. Finally garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with puris.

Enjoy this delicious  and classic combo!!!!!



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