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Potato Curry (Electric Pressure Cooker)

South Indian style basic Potato Curry (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker) that's quick, easy, few ingredients, vegan, gluten free, vegetarian side.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:5 mins   CookTime:7mins   Cuisine:Indian

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Potato Curry is my first post using my electric pressure cooker. I have been using this cooker since a year. But always felt lazy to blog the recipes which I tried.

At last, here is my first post, using the most talked about kitchen gadget.. ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER. I start with this super easy curry recipe made with this ever loved vegetable. 

South Indian potato curry in electric pressure cooker / instant pot

Table of Contents:

  1. Possible Alterations for the recipe, ‘Besan wali Aloo / Simple Potato Curry’:
  2. How to serve, ‘South Indian style Besan Potato Curry’:
  3. Other recipes from my blog:
  4. Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Instant Pot Simple Potato Curry (South Indian style)’:
  5. Tips:
  6. Result:
  7. Ingredients, Accessories on ‘AMAZON’ to ‘SHOP’:
  8. Recipe Card & Print:

Possible Alterations for the recipe, ‘Besan wali Aloo / Simple Potato Curry’:

How to serve, ‘South Indian style, Easy Potato Curry’:

We had this, Potato Curry (Electric Pressure Cooker), along with fluffy poori (fried Indian bread) and healthy salad (as shown in below pic).

It goes great as an accompaniment with any Indian bread like, roti, paratha, naan, phulka, poori.

Try it with my Avocado roti>> Avocado Roti / Tortilla (Whole Wheat), which tastes just good.And moreover makes a wholesome meal.

You can even serve as a side dish with steamed plain rice, or even with any pulao rice / pilaf. For say, like>> Spinach &  Chickpeas Pulao Rice (South Indian style) , Jeera Pulao / Cumin Rice , Spring Onion Pulao / Salad Onion Rice.

And one more best option is to use as a sandwich filling just like this recipe>> Indian Masala Sandwich

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Other recipes from my blog:

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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  • Cooking oil – 4 tablespoons
  • Potatoes – 4 (medium size)
  • Onions – 2 (medium size)
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger Garlic – 1 tablespoon (fresh/paste)
  • Green Chillies – 3
  • Red Chilly Powder / Chilli Flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Coriander / Dhaniya Powder – 1½ teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Chickpea flour / besan – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves – a handful
  • Water – 2 cups

Special Ingredients:

  • Green Chillies
  • Coriander Powder / Dhaniya podi

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Instant Pot Simple Potato Curry (South Indian style)’:

  • Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  • Peel and chop the onions. Slit the green chillies length wise.
  • Finely chop the ginger. Set everything aside.
  • Add the cooking oil, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and all the chopped onions, sauté until the onions become transparent.
  • Now, add the slit green chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Give a mix.
  • Transfer all the potato cubes, salt, turmeric powder, sugar and few coriander leaves into the same.
  • Add 2 cups of water,  gently mix everything.
  • Close the lid & the valve, set to PRESSURE COOK mode under HIGH PRESSURE for 5 mins.
  • Release the pressure naturally (NPR) / quickly (QPR).
  • Again set to SAUTE MODE for 2 mins, under low pressure.
  • Add the chickpea flour / besan to ½ cup of water, mix thoroughly without any lumps. 
  • Pour this onto the curry & mix thoroughly.
  • Switch off the gadget when you get the desired consistency.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Done!

Switch ON the INSTANT POT, set MODE to SAUTE, TIME to 5 mins. Add all these>>


  • You can avoid peeling the potatoes.
  • Adjust the salt & spice as per your taste.
  • Reduce the water quantity, if you want the curry to be more thick.
  • This curry tastes good up to a day at room temperature and up to 2 days when stored in fridge. 


  • We had this, Potato Curry (Electric Pressure Cooker), along with fluffy poori (fried Indian bread) and healthy salad.
  • Look at the platter below, the curry, fresh salad and pooris made an excellent combination for the taste buds. 🙂

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