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Instant Pot Cornish Hen – Indian Chicken Curry

With this uncomplicated recipe, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to make Cornish hen curry. If you like Indian food, Instant Pot Cornish Hen – Indian Chicken Curry might be that kind of holy grail for you.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri, North Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot




  • Cut the thawed Cornish hen into about 4-inch pieces


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Then, add oil to the pot.
  • When the oil is hot add in cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add in the chopped Cornish hen pieces and let them saute for 3 to 4 minutes until the pink color gets eliminated.
  • Then add in Kashmiri chili powder, ground fennel, ground ginger, ground cumin, salt, coupled with ½ cup water. Mix well and let the spices sauté for a minute or two.
  • Press cancel. Then, close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 5 minutes. Finally, when done quick release the pressure and open the lid right away.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and serve over steamed rice.
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