Indian Beef Curry
By :Paint the Kitchen Red
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Instant Pot Indian Beef Curry is one of the simplest yet tastiest beef curries you'll ever make. Coconut milk, turmeric and jalapenos make it rich, flavorful and spicy!
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.47
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Coconut Milk, Spices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for searing
  • 2 pounds Beef Stew Meat cut in 1-inch pieces
  • salt for seasoning beef
  • black pepper for seasoning beef
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 5 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper,or to taste, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon A-1 steak sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups coconut milk canned, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef, Coconut Milk, Spices
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for searing
  • 2 pounds Beef Stew Meat cut in 1-inch pieces
  • salt for seasoning beef
  • black pepper for seasoning beef
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 5 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper,or to taste, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon A-1 steak sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups coconut milk canned, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.47
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Instructions
  1. Press ‘Sauté’. Add oil to Instant Pot and working in batches, sear seasoned beef until browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Be careful not to burn.
  2. Turn off Instant Pot if it gets too hot. Remove beef and set aside.
  3. Turn Instant Pot off and add onions, garlic, ginger, jalapenos and stir well.
  4. Press ‘Sauté’ again and add 2 tablespoons broth to deglaze Instant Pot, scraping up all the brown bits.
  5. Sauté onion mixture till golden brown, stirring often. This will take about 5 minutes. If the mixture sticks to the bottom, add a tablespoon or two of broth.
  6. Add reserved beef, black pepper, turmeric, A-1 steak sauce and saute briefly to coat the beef with spices. Add broth and stir.
  7. Close Instant Pot Lid, and make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  8. Cook on 'Manual' for 15 minutes (Make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.) When time is up, do a Quick Release.
  9. Add potatoes and carrots to Instant Pot. Cook on 'Manual' for 5 minutes (Make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.)
  10. Allow Instant Pot to release naturally for 10 minutes, and release any remaining pressure to open the Instant Pot.
  11. Add coconut milk to the Instant Pot beef curry and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt to taste.
  12. Press ‘Sauté’ and heat through.
  13. Turn off Instant Pot, sprinkle beef curry with cilantro and serve with crusty bread or over rice.
22 replies
  1. Graham19921234
    Graham19921234 says:

    Used butternut squash instead of carrots. Actually a very delious recipe. Would for sure make again.
    Wish it was a bit more simple of a process, but i guess thats where a lot of the flavor comes from.

  2. Arvada
    Arvada says:

    Out of the gate let me say this is a 5 star dish hands down.

    But…. there is no way this is a five minute prep -1 hour dish.

    This is a recipe that will require your attention throughout the cooking process however it is absolutely worth it.

    I dont mind the time and my wife and I have made it more than once it is that good!

    My only mod is to swap out coconut milk with coconut cream. It makes the sauce just slightly thicker.

  3. Taytaystutz
    Taytaystutz says:

    It tasted great and was super easy. The only thing my husband didnt like was how much he could taste the coconut from the coconut milk. I do recomend putting it over rice. Over all, i will totally make it again.

  4. Mayte MG
    Mayte MG says:

    Great taste, no 5 minutes preparation but was ok, I changed the cocconut milk for half cup of table cream turn out perfect

  5. KatyVee
    KatyVee says:

    Loved it! Substituted cauliflower for the potatoes and an entire poblano pepper for the jalapeno. Used just under 3 lbs of stew meat and only cooked it 11 mins out of the 15 instructed. It came out beautifully tender. To season and enable some thickening, I coated the meat in a light, flour, salt, & pepper mixture before sauteing.

  6. smiths22630
    smiths22630 says:

    i noticed it accidentally has 2 black pepper ingredient in spices. i think paint by the kitchen red, forgot curry power? thats why its so mellow.

    I haven’t made it yet but u can bet I will!! but I will add 3Tblsp Green curry.

  7. smiths22630
    smiths22630 says:

    but I will add 3Tblsp Green curry, and garam masala powders. you can usually find at least curry powder in the spice isle. don’t be cheap.. it matters. if you have an asian, mexikorean, korreanindian…..grocery store.( a mix of the 2… but it has isles of alot of diff countries) look in the indian powder section
    sometime they sell it in homemade plastic bags.

  8. smiths22630
    smiths22630 says:

    with name brand stickers, sometimes on larger plastic containers. u will be in a total curry, garam masala isle it feels like. have fun choosing. they put bay leaves in it to keep it fresh sometimes. its ok if yours has it.
    warning ~HOT CURRY~… is HOT…THAI CHILI HOT. CURRY POWDER.
    another fyi. when the recipe calls for CHILLI POWDER. IS. indian chilli powder comes in the plastic bags w sticker lables.

  9. smiths22630
    smiths22630 says:

    the HOT IS EXTREEME the chilli regular is super Hot! but its a chilli pepper powder not chilli powder used for making chilli. acotch bonnet hot.

  10. BeccaCrocker
    BeccaCrocker says:

    The flavor is delicious!
    I am vegan and took this recipe and left out the meat. I added tofu , shallots and bell peppers and ate it over quinoa. Delicious! Will make it again.

  11. Annmoha01
    Annmoha01 says:

    Made this tonight for the first time and my husband and I loved it. Next time I will use 3/4 of a jalapeno instead of the whole thing.

  12. Ben VanBeurden
    Ben VanBeurden says:

    This was KILLER! Go easy on jalepeno if you dont like the spice. The coconut makes it so creamy!

  13. AnnabelleBrownell
    AnnabelleBrownell says:

    Great flavor. I prefer adding a thickening agent amd serving over rice. I substituted cauliflower for potatoes but regretted it because it all crumbled. Will make it again.

  14. Asmith52116
    Asmith52116 says:

    Not as flavorful as if hoped. Could use a luttle more ginger and steak sauce i believe. Overall it was easy to make and good.

  15. Jaymak78
    Jaymak78 says:

    I tried this tonight with cut up chicken breast instead of beef. Used chicken broth instead was awesome. Like it way more with chicken then beef.

  16. Ldruken
    Ldruken says:

    Works well as a stew but not so much as a curry. Light flavour. A nice change from regualr stew but not really a curry.

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