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Instant Pot Punjabi Lamb - Indian Goat Curry

Easy, quick delicious lamb/goat curry Punjabi style. Made with onions, tomatoes, whole and ground spices this recipe is a total crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot




  • Dice the onion and cilantro finely.
  • Puree the tomatoes and Serrano peppers. I have pureed 2 Serrano peppers along with the tomatoes. You can eliminate the Serrano peppers if you can’t tolerate heat. If you like less heat, then you can use only 1.


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Add oil to the pot.
  • When the oil is hot add cumin seeds, black cardamoms pods, cloves, and green cardamom pods.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add the diced onions and ginger garlic paste. Give it a good stir.
  • Then add the lamb/goat and give it a good stir. Let it saute for about 8 to 10 minutes until it browns, Keep stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Add Kashmiri chili powder and 1/4 cup water. Sauté and stir for a minute or two.
  • Add the ground fennel, ground turmeric, ground coriander,  ground ginger, and  ground cumin. Give it a good stir.
  • Add, garam masala and salt. Give it a good stir.
  • Add the pureed tomatoes and let them sauté for 3 to 4 minutes to let the raw tomato odor out. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and stir well. Make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot. Press cancel. Secure the lid on the pot and close the pressure-release valve. Select manual and cook at high pressure for 40 minutes. When cooking is complete, use natural pressure release to depressurize.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot over steamed rice or with tortillas.


  • On a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of spice levels I would say this dish is a 3.5 with the Serrano peppers. You can reduce the heat by reducing or eliminating the Serrano peppers.
  • The Kashmiri chili powder imparts a beautiful red color to the dish and is not spicy.
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