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Instant Pot Indian Sukhe Aloo / Instant Pot Indian Style Stir-Fry Potatoes

This recipe is very easy to make and is super quick.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot


  • 9 red potatoes (small or medium sized, 2.3 pounds) (4 cups diced to 1 to 1.5 inch cubes)
  • 5 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds  (rai)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds  (jeera)
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp black gram lentils  (urad dal)
  • 1 tsp  split chickpeas (chana dal)
  • 1 onion small (1 cup chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste  (freshly minced or packaged)
  • 3/4 tsp ground turmeric  (haldi)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander   (dhaniya powder)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin   (jeera powder)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 serrano peppers (small) slit into two halves lengthwise (hari mirch)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (either freshly squeezed or bottled)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped



  • Rinse and finely dice the onion and cilantro. Slit the Serrano peppers lengthwise into 2 halves.
  • Rinse, peel and chop the potatoes in approximately 1 inch to 1.5 inch cubes. (No larger than 1.5 inch).


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Add oil to the pot.
  • When oil is hot (in about 30 seconds), add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, and chana dal.
  • When the mustard seeds and cumin splutter add the chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Keep stirring in order to prevent the onions from burning. When the onions turn slightly golden in about 2 to 3 minutes add ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, and salt. Give it a good stir.
  • Add the diced potatoes and stir well. 
  • Add Serrano peppers, garam masala and water. Give it a good stir.
  • Press cancel. Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 4 minutes. When done quick release the pressure and open the lid right away.  Finally add the lemon juice and cilantro.
  • Serve with tortilla, rice, naan or dosa.
Keyword Easy Potatoes, Indian Quick Potaoes, Instant Pot Aloo, Instant Pot Dosa Aloo, Instant Pot Indian Potatoes, Sukhe Aloo