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Instant Pot Beef Curry | Indian Beef Stew




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Instant Pot 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!



  1. Press ‘Saute’. Add oil to Instant Pot and working in batches, sear seasoned beef until browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Be careful not to burn. Turn off Instant Pot if it gets too hot. Remove beef and set aside.
  2. Turn Instant Pot off and add onions, garlic, ginger, jalapenos and stir well.
  3. Press ‘Saute’ again and add 2 Tbsp broth to deglaze Instant Pot, scraping up all the brown bits.
  4. Saute 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.
  5. Add reserved beef, black pepper, turmeric, A-1 steak sauce and saute briefly to coat the beef with spices.
  6. Add broth and stir.
  7. Close Instant Pot Lid, and make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  8. Cook on 'Manual' (or 'Pressure Cook') for 15 minutes (Make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.)
  9. Do a Quick Release.
  10. Add potatoes and carrots to Instant Pot.
  11. Cook on 'Manual' (or 'Pressure Cook') for 5 minutes.  Make sure steam release handle is in the ‘Sealing’ position.
  12. Allow Instant Pot to release naturally for 10 minutes, and release any remaining pressure to open the Instant Pot.
  13. Add coconut milk to the Instant Pot beef curry and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt to taste.
  14. Press ‘Saute’ and heat through.
  15. Turn off Instant Pot, sprinkle beef curry with cilantro and serve with crusty bread or over rice.


  • Prep time does not include steps that are already accounted for in the ingredient list, e.g. chopped onions, minced garlic, cubed beef, etc.
  • If you don't have access to A1 Steak sauce, substitute: 1/2 tsp ketchup, 1/2 tsp worcestershire, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar.

** Use jalapeno or serrano peppers with care: add them per your spice tolerance. To make this a thicker curry, reduce the liquid at the end in 'Saute' mode, or add 1 cup coconut milk instead of 2.

Courses Main Dish

Cuisine Indian

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6 quantity

Amount Per Serving

Calories 550

% Daily Value

Total Fat 32 g


Saturated Fat 17 g


Unsaturated Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 97 mg


Sodium 388 mg


Total Carbohydrates 32 g


Dietary Fiber 3 g


Sugars 5 g

Protein 37 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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