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Instant Pot Spicy Potatoes – Easy Vrat Ke Aloo

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3


  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes (4 medium sized potatoes) (5 cups chopped)
  • 4 tbsp oil of choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/4 cup water



  • Rinse, peel, and chop the potatoes into 3 to 4-inch large pieces. If you chop them small, they will get mushy.


  • Select sauté on the Instant Pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil.
  • When the oil is hot add in the potatoes. Let the potatoes sauté for about 5 minutes until they are cooked slightly. Additionally, keep stirring to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Then add in salt, Kashmiri chili powder and water. Stir well. Press cancel.
  • Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 7 minutes. When done let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. After that quick release the pressure.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot with yogurt or as a side dish.
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