This authentic Indian Instant Pot chicken curry is a delicious family recipe. Made with bone-in chicken thighs and/or drumsticks, the curry chicken is tender and bursting with flavor. Now you can skip takeout and make this easy Instant Pot chicken curry recipe at home. See tips to substitute boneless chicken thighs.
At 6 minutes, the potatoes cook very well. You can reduce the cooking time to 3 minutes for firmer potatoes.
** To make cashew paste, blend 1/4 to 1/3 cup cashews with very little water to make a thick paste similar to peanut butter. Substitute cashew paste with cashew butter or heavy cream or coconut cream. You can also thicken the curry by cooking down the liquid at the end, in Saute mode. If you prefer a thin curry, you can omit the thickeners altogether.
Prep time does not include steps that are already accounted for in the ingredient list, e.g. chopped onions, minced garlic, diced chicken, etc
See the blog post for more detailed recipe tips, including homemade garam masala.