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Kashmiri Haak Aloo – Instant Pot Kale and Potato Curry

If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of vegetables, consider the superstar kale on your next trip to the grocery store and try this Kashmiri Haak Aloo – Instant Pot Kale and Potato Curry.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Electric Pressure Cooker




  • Chop each kale leaf coarsely to large 6 to 7 inch pieces each. Next, rinse the kale well in a colander filled with water a couple of times. Drain all the excess water. 
  • Rinse and peel the potato well. Chop it to 2 inch cubes.
  • Slit the serrano peppers lengthwise but keep them still intact.


  • Select sauté on the  Instant Pot and adjust to high. Next add oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add in chopped potatoes and let them sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Additionally, keep stirring to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the base of the pot. After 3 to 4 minutes of sautéing the potatoes, add in the whole dried red chili and asafoetida and stir well.
  • Then, add in the Kashmiri chili powder with ¼ cup water. Keep stirring. In about 30 seconds add ground turmeric, ground ginger, and salt. Stir well.
  • Next, add in 1 cup water, baking soda and mix well. Then add the haak and mix well. Make sure the haak is submerged in the water. Mix well.
  • Further, close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 2 minutes. When done quick pressure release. Releasing pressure immediately is key to keep the haak green.

  • Then, add a pinch of kashmiri tikki masala (optional). Stir well. It needs to be soupy. You can select sauté if you prefer to make it less soupy.  Finally, transfer into a serving bowl right away. Serve hot over steamed rice.


  • Kashmiri's typically deep fry the potatoes. However, I have attempted to make this heathy and sautéed the potatoes in oil in the pot directly. If you prefer to deep fry the potatoes separately, please feel free to do so and follow the remaining steps. 
  • If you cant tolerate head, you can eliminate the serrano peppers and the whole dried chili pepper.
  • You can eliminate the Kashmiri tikki masala if you don't have it.
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