Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry

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I love paneer so much. And, with this Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry recipe I want everyone to appreciate how awesome paneer is. A quick and easy take on paneer, this recipe skips frying the paneer. And guess what, no chopping or pureeing onions or tomatoes, since this recipe doesn’t use them. That makes it a winner in my house.

What is Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry?

So, this is an awesome Kashmiri curry, made with ground turmeric, ground fennel, ground ginger, ground cumin, a few whole spices and milk. You throw in one potato and voila you have this awesome turmeric and milk paneer curry with a few spices. Serve this dish alongside rice for complete a meal. The turmeric adds color, the ground fennel and whole spices add flavor. In Kashmiri, yellow paneer is called Ledar (yellow) Tschaman (Paneer). Potatoes are called Ollav. So technically, in Kashmiri, this recipe id called Ledar Paneer Ollav.

What kind of paneer do I use for this recipe?

For this recipe, I used Haldiram brand of paneer. After, trying a variety of paneer types I have zeroed in on this one. It is super soft, moist and without preservatives. It is tender like the paneer you find in India. It can be found in the frozen section, in the deep freezer in Indian grocery stores. I typically thaw it by keeping it in the refrigerator overnight. You can also microwave it on high for 5 minutes if in a time bind. For this recipe, we will use half a pack of paneer, so just 6.4 oz or 180 gms. The paneer needs to be chopped into 4-inch by 3-inch cubes. For half the pack of paneer, I had about 6 pieces of paneer.

Potato: I used a medium Yukon gold potato for this recipe. The potato needs to be rinsed, peeled and sliced into 1.5-inch thick rounds. You can use red potatoes too.

 

How will we make is Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry?

First, select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil to the pot.

 

When the oil is hot, add in potatoes to the pot and let them sauté for 5 minutes until they are slightly golden. Keep turning them every 2 minutes to make sure they don’t stick to the pot.

Then add in paneer. Further, move the potatoes and paneer to the side and add in cloves, green cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and black cardamom pod.

Further, quickly add in 3/4 cup water, ground turmeric, ground ginger, ground fennel, ground cumin, salt, garam masala and stir gently, without breaking the potatoes or the paneer.

Furthermore, close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 3 minutes. When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure and open the lid. Further, add in milk and stir well. Select sauté and let the milk come to a boil and press cancel. Finally, transfer the cooked dish in a serving bowl, garnish with serrano pepper and serve over steamed rice.

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Try some of our other Kashmiri recipes:

Kashmiri Tamarind Eggplant – Instant Pot Kashmiri Baingan

Butternut Squash Curry – Instant Pot Indian Squash

Instant Pot Kashmiri Rajma – Rajma Masala Instant Pot

 

Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry

Shilpa
I love paneer so much. And, with this recipe Kashmiri Paneer Aloo – Instant Pot Paneer Potato Curry I want everyone to appreciate how awesome paneer is. A quick and easy take on paneer, this recipe skips frying the paneer. And guess what, no chopping or pureeing onions or tomatoes, since this recipe doesn’t use them. That makes it a winner in my house.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Prep

  • The paneer needs to be chopped into 4-inch by 3-inch cubes. For half the pack of paneer, I had about 6 pieces of paneer.
  • The potato needs to be rinsed, peeled and sliced into 1.5-inch thick rounds.

Cook

  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil to the pot.
  • When the oil is hot add in potatoes to the pot and let them sauté for 5 minutes until they brown. Keep turning them every 2 minutes to make sure they don’t stick to the pot.
  • After 5 minutes are up, add in paneer. Further, move the potatoes to the side in the pot and add in cloves, green cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and black cardamom pod.
  • Quickly add in 3/4 cup water, ground turmeric, ground ginger, ground fennel, ground cumin, salt, garam masala and stir gently, without breaking the potatoes or the paneer.
  • Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 3 minutes. When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure and open the lid.
  • Further, add in milk and stir well. Select sauté and let the milk come to a boil and press cancel. Finally, transfer the cooked dish in a serving bowl, granish with serrano pepper and serve over steamed rice.

Notes

  • Typically Kashmiri’s deep fry the paneer and potatoes before making this curry. I have sautéed the potatoes in the pot and eliminated frying/sautéing the paneer.
  • If you prefer them deep fried please deep fry them separately in a wok and follow the remaining steps.
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