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Instant pot chicken karahi

Instant pot chicken karahi

My instant pot chicken karahi is a simple to make version of this classic curry. Ready from start to finish in just over half an hour.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant pot chicken karahi, instant pot chicken karahi recipe, Instant pot karahi chicken, Instant pot karahi chicken recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Leave under pressure: 8 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 539kcal


Pot in pot rice

  • 500 g Basmati rice (rinsed and drained)
  • 750 ml Cold water
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • 3 tbsp Ghee Most high temperature oils will work well.
  • 2 Whole Onions (roughly chopped)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Ginger (around a large thumb sized piece roughly chopped)
  • 700 g Chicken breast (diced) Thigh will also work.
  • 1 Whole Red pepper (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • Season to taste
  • 400 g Tinned tomatoes
  • 125 ml Water
  • 1 Bunch Coriander (cilantro) To garnish.


  • Rinse and wash the rice under a cold tap until the water runs clear. Set aside.
  • Set the pot to saute and add the oil.
  • Add the onions and fry until softened (around 3 minutes).
  • Now add the garlic and ginger followed by the chicken which needs to be roughly browned (around 3 minutes).
  • Add all of the other ingredients except the coriander (cilantro).
  • If you are doing pot in pot rice, add a tall trivet followed by the rice in a suitable container. Add the water and salt to the rice.
  • Put the lid on and set to high pressure for 8 minutes. When the time is up, leave under pressure for a further 8 minutes.
  • After the pin has dropped, remove the rice and the trivet.
  • Stir the curry and serve over the rice with a garnish of coriander (cilantro).



Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 647mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg