The magical instant pot is one of my most favorite kitchen appliances. Just because its time saving feature helps you cook delicious meal in minutes without compromising on flavor. And today, I’m super excited to share with you a simple technique of making flavorful curry in your instant pot.
How To Make Instant Pot Chicken Masala
Well, this instant pot version of chicken masala is very similar to its traditional counterpart. The only difference is we’re going to make it in the instant pot. It’s going to be super flavorful and delicious.
For the chicken, I’ve used thigh fillets, but chicken breasts would be equally delicious. Remember, if you are using bone-in chicken, the cooking times may vary. To make this instant pot chicken masala, start with browning the chicken in a little oil. Brown chicken in sauté mode in the instant pot. You’ll also need to season them while sautéing.
Once the chicken is browned, remove them from the pot, and start making the sauce. Brown some onions in a little oil alongside ginger and garlic. To this, add the spices like ground turmeric, red chili powder, ground fennel and ground cumin. Give this a quick stir fry.
When the spices become aromatic, add tomato paste, and fry for a few seconds. To this, you’ll need to add some water, and then season with salt. Add browned chicken. Stir to bring everything together.
Now, it’s time to close the instant pot and pressure cook. Let the pressure release naturally, open the pot, and add a little garam masala. With the pot on sauté mode, bring this curry to a simmer.
Deliciously rich chicken curry for your next weeknight meal!