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Instant Pot Potato, Green Beans and Bell Pepper Curry / Instant Pot Aloo Beans and Capsicum

This is one of favorite go to recipes when I am in a time bind. It is delicious and quick to make.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 tbsp  oil of choice
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds   (jeera)
  • 1 onion (small) (1 cup diced finely)
  • 2 potatoes (small to medium golden potatoes) (1.5 cups cubed to no larger than 1.5 inch cubes)
  • 2 cups green beans (cut to 2 inch pieces)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 3/4 cup water (divided)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin   (jeera powder)
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric  (haldi)
  • 4 tsp ground coriander   (dhaniya powder)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp ground ginger  (sonth)
  • 1.5 tomatoes (pureed)
  • 2 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange or green)



  • Rinse, peel, and cut the potatoes into 1.5 inch cubes.
  • Rinse and cut the green beans into 2 inch pieces.
  • Cut the bell peppers into 3 to 4 inch cubes.
  • Dice the onion finely and puree the tomatoes.


  • Select saute on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Add oil to the pot.
  • When the oil is hot add cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter, add the chopped onions. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
  • When the onions turn golden in roughly 2 to 4 minutes, add the potatoes and green beans. Let them saute for a minute or two. Keep stirring.
  • Add salt, kashmiri chili powder and 1/4 th cup water. Stir well and let it saute for a minute to 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
  • Add ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground coriander, and ground ginger and pureed tomato. Stir and let it saute for about 1 to 2 minutes to let the raw tomato odor out. Keep stirring gently.
  • Add the bell peppers and give it a good stir.

  • Finally, add 1/2 cup water and give it a good stir. Select cancel. Put the lid on and select manual/high pressure for 3 minutes. When ready quick release the pressure.
  • Serve over steamed rice or with tortilla.


On a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of spice levels I would say this dish is a 3.5. You can reduce the heat by reducing the amount of Kashmiri chili powder.
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