|September 26, 2022


Tender, moist, and succulent chunks of lamb in a spicy rich curry sauce, made terribly easy by your Instant Pot…

Make this Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry at home, way faster than you can order takeout from your favorite Indian restaurant! And to top it, this lamb rogan josh is both Whole30 and Paleo friendly. Do you need anything more?

Two of the best methods for cooking any meat are a slow cooker or an instant pot. Why? Because they are the best way to achieve fork-tender meat. When it to come Indian curries like lamb korma, lamb bhuna, or lamb pasanda, the instant pot/pressure cooking method is considered the best because it is so much quicker.

This slow cooker lamb curry is fork-tender meat, pressure cooked with easy-to-find Indian spices like curry powder and garam masala. Lamb curry has many regional variations in India, like the lamb Madras, for instance, which is commonly made in Tamil Nadu. It can also be cooked in a stovetop pressure cooker or even a karahi where it becomes lamb karahi. Lamb curry is the perfect gravy dish to serve over rice, chapati, or naan for a complete meal.


How to make lamb curry in an Instant Pot?

Making the Indian Lamb Curry in the Instant Pot is easy – 

  •  Sauté the onions, along with ginger, garlic, and whole spices in the Instant Pot in “sauté” mode. Add the lamb cubes now and let the meat sear to pack in the juices.
  • Now add the spice powders – Alcoeats turmeric powder, coriander powder, meat masala /curry masala powder. Add some water, to deglaze your instant pot. Now add tomatoes.
  • Set on high pressure for about 30 mins. Wait for the pressure to release naturally. Open the lid and let the curry simmer on sauté for a few more minutes, if it is a little too thin/runny for your taste. 
  • Garnish with cilantro.


Make this Instant Pot Indian Lamb Curry at home, way faster than you can order takeout from your favorite Indian restaurant! And to top it, this lamb rogan josh is both Whole30 and Paleo friendly.

Print Recipe
  • SERVES- 4, Makes 8 chops 
  • PREP TIME-  8 minutes
  • COOK TIME- 12 minutes


  • 1 lb - lamb meat for stew
  • 1 tablespoon - avocado oil
  • 1 - green cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon - fennel seeds
  • 1 - inch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon - whole black peppercorns
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 1 - red chopped onion
  •  3 - cloves smashed garlic
  • ½ teaspoon - grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon - Alcoeats Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon - Alcoeats coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons - Alcoeats Meat Masala / Alcoeats Curry Masala Powder
  • 1 - medium tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup - chopped cilantro for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  • Crush the cardamom, black peppercorns, cinnamon, and fennel seeds roughly and keep the mixture aside.
  • Set the Instant Pot in “Sauté” mode. Once it becomes hot, pour the oil into the pot liner. Add the onions, ginger, crushed spices, and garlic. Sauté the mixture till the onion softens and turns brown.
  • Move the onion mix aside to make space for the meat. Add the lamb chops in the Instant Pot. Make sure the cubes touch the bottom of the pan, so that they get seared well. After a couple of minutes, slowly turn the pieces so all sides of the meat cubes can sear as well.
  • Add about ¼ cup water and deglaze the pot. This is done to ensure that the already burnt bottom does not get burnt more while pressure cooking the meat, or else it will give the “Burn” signal on the Instant Pot.
  • Add the tomatoes, Alcoeats turmeric powder, Alcoeats coriander powder, Alcoeats meat masala, and salt. Mix everything well
  • Press the “Cancel”/ “Keep Warm” button to get off the “Saute” mode.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual”/ “Pressure Cook” mode and adjust its time to 30 minutes. Close its lid and seal it.
  • Once you finish pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally. Release the seal and slowly open the Instant Pot.
  • The curry may initially look a little watery, so give it a quick mix to get the onion mixture and meat to combine. If it still looks watery (or you prefer it thicker), add some coconut milk or cook it in “Sauté” mode for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.


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