This pressure-cooked chicken curry is easy to prepare. I'm not a fan of spicy, so I have made this with mild yellow curry powder. Feel free to substitute your preferred curry for your desired heat level. Serve over basmati rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with 2 teaspoons curry powder, honey powder, salt, and black pepper.

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat oil and butter. Add chicken and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Add onion; cook and stir until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Return chicken to Instant Pot®. Add tomatoes and tomato powder. Close and lock the lid.

  • Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, for 10 minutes. Switch to the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions and release remaining pressure for about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Turn on Saute function. Add coconut milk, cumin, and remaining curry powder to the pot. Cook until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I love using tomato powder as it has a robust taste, and while tomato paste may be used, I prefer tomato powder as I don't have to worry about leftover tomato paste. Honey powder is dehydrated honey, and while honey may be used I prefer honey powder as it is not sticky. Both may be found at the Savory spice shop, or your local grocer may carry them.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 31g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 33.8g; cholesterol 113.4mg; sodium 721.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2019
I’m the author of this recipe and I do use ingredients which may not be in a beginner cooks spice cabinet. I love using tomato powder as it has a robust taste, and while tomato paste may be used, I prefer tomato powder as I don’t have to worry about leftover tomato paste. Honey powder is dehydrated honey, and while honey may be used I prefer honey powder as it is not sticky. Both may be found at the Savory spice shop, or your local grocer may carry them Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2019
I have never heard of tomato or honey powder and have been cooking forever . Please use normal ingredients or give a substitute Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2019
I’m the author of this recipe and I do use ingredients which may not be in a beginner cooks spice cabinet. I love using tomato powder as it has a robust taste, and while tomato paste may be used, I prefer tomato powder as I don’t have to worry about leftover tomato paste. Honey powder is dehydrated honey, and while honey may be used I prefer honey powder as it is not sticky. Both may be found at the Savory spice shop, or your local grocer may carry them Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
Excellent recipe and easy to prepare will make this again several times this is going in my favorites Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2019
Excellent recipe. I have made it twice with perfect results. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2019
I have never heard of tomato or honey powder and have been cooking forever . Please use normal ingredients or give a substitute Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2021
Just made this tonight. I did not have honey powder or tomato powder so I subbed honey and tomato paste, and did a little more coconut milk than called for but otherwise followed the instructions as written. It was delicious! For our taste, next time I will add more salt and maybe try a Vindaloo curry powder, but as it was, was still very good. I do think the cooking times may need adjustment as the meat was so tender it shredded, but it didn’t affect the dish in my opinion. Read More
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