Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo

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I love potatoes. They’re so versatile and can be served as a side dish, or eaten with plain yogurt if you are fasting. Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo are so easy to make. And guess what they require only 5 ingredients! They make a great gluten free as well as vegan party appetizers or side dish!

instant pot spicy potatoes

One tablespoon of Kashmiri chili powder gives a medium kick, a vibrant color, as well as adds a great deal of good flavor.

When I fast during Navratri, I look for easy and quick recipes. I’m usually pretty lazy and just make simple recipes. I grew up eating these basic potatoes that my mom made in the microwave when she fasted.

How do I make Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo?

The Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo is super simple– cut potatoes into 3 to 4-inch wedges, sauté them in oil, throw in some salt, kashmiri chili powder, and water. And finally, pressure cook them.

Steps:

Firstly, rinse, peel, and chop the potatoes into 3 to 4-inch large pieces. If you chop them small, they will get mushy.

potatoes cut in cubes

Further select sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil. Furthermore, when the oil is hot add in the potatoes. Let the potatoes sauté for about 5 minutes until they are cooked slightly. Additionally, keep stirring to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot.

potatoes in instant pot

Then add in salt, Kashmiri chili powder and water. Stir well. Press cancel. Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 7 minutes. When done let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. After that quick release the pressure.

add dry spices to instant pot

I like to let these potatoes sit in the  Instant Pot about 5 minutes after cooking. They get a little softer, both inside and outside. I have noticed if the potatoes are chopped large and if you quick release the pressure they may be undercooked and have a bite to them. That is why I recommend 5 minutes natural pressure release.

What sort of potatoes do I need for this recipe?

For best results, I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes. Additionally, red potatoes will work fine too. The potatoes are peeled and cut in fairly thick wedges, about 3 to 4 inch each.

Enjoy them with plain yogurt!

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Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 4 Ingredient Potatoes, Easy Indian Potatoes, Easy Potatoes instant pot, Instant Pot Navratri Aloo, Instant Pot Navratri Recipe, Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes, Instant Pot Vrat Ke Aloo, vrat ke aloo
Servings: 3
Author: Shilpa

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (4 medium sized potatoes) (5 cups chopped)
  • 4 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Prep

  • Rinse, peel, and chop the potatoes into 3 to 4-inch large pieces. If you chop them small, they will get mushy.

Cook

  • Select sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil.
  • When the oil is hot add in the potatoes. Let the potatoes sauté for about 5 minutes until they are cooked slightly. Additionally, keep stirring to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Then add in salt, Kashmiri chili powder and water. Stir well. Press cancel.
  • Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 7 minutes. When done let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. After that quick release the pressure.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot with yogurt or as a side dish.
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