Instant Pot Chicken Veggie Korma—a rich and creamy mild curry-like dish with tender bites of chicken and vegetables.
Related: SLOW COOKER Chicken Veggie Korma recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Veggie Korma
Every now and then an email subscriber or FB group friend will send me a “normal” recipe that they love. They wonder “could I make this in the Instant Pot?” These are my favorite recipes to try because the base of a great recipe is already there. It just needs a few tweaks to make it Instant Pot friendly.
This was surely the case with this Instant Pot Chicken Veggie Korma. My version changes it up a bit and adds chicken. The original recipe comes from a vegetarian version on Allrecipes that email subscriber, Carey, sent me.
I wasn’t familiar with the term “Korma” before I read this recipe. Korma is a mild curry made from various spices and often has a yogurt sauce or nuts. If you’re nervous about making Indian food then this is a good recipe for you to start with. It is so easy and doesn’t require any crazy or hard-to-find ingredients. The sauce is luscious. The heavy cream helps that a lot. It’s worth it. Believe me.
My son took the leftovers to school in his mini crockpot (did you see my post on Instagram about that?) with some naan bread.
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Sixth graders are loving their mini crockpots at lunch! Lol! Last year Skyler started taking a mini crockpot to school and plugging it in with the permission of his teacher. I really love it because I can just send leftovers with him every day for lunch. This year five of his friends decided to join him and they purchased their own mini crockpots. I just wonder if the teacher has a power strip in her room? Crazy kids! Crazy that the crockpot is trending in the six grade! @crockpot #crockpot #minicrockpot #lunch #trending #leftoversfordays
I don’t make my own naan bread but if I did Barbara’s recipe looks really good and quite easy.
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What Pressure Cooker Did You Use?
To make Instant Pot Chicken Veggie Korma I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. I love this Instant Pot because it has the yogurt making function which I use almost weekly. It has two pressure settings (high and low), and there are also little slots in the handles so that you can rest the lid there instead of putting it down on your counter-top.
A rich and creamy mild curry-like dish with tender bites of chicken and vegetables.
- 1 ½ Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp grated ginger root
- ½ pound (8 oz) Russet potatoes (about 2 small), peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 diced red bell pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 ½ Tbsp curry powder
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch + 3 Tbsp cold water
- ½ cup cashews
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the oil and the onions. Saute the onions for about 4-5 minutes. Then add in the chicken chunks and garlic. Stir for about 30 seconds. Turn off the Instant Pot. Add in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot.
- Then add in the ginger, potatoes, carrots, peppers, salt and curry. Stir. Dump the tomato sauce evenly over the top, don’t stir.
- Cover the pot and secure the lid. Make sure the valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 4 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Stir in the peas. Temper the cream by adding a few tablespoons of the hot liquid into the cream and whisking it well. Then dump the cream into the pot and stir it in. Thicken the korma with a cornstarch slurry. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. In a small bowl mix 3 Tbsp cornstarch with 3 tbsp cold water until smooth. Stir the slurry into the pot. The korma will thicken quickly. Turn off the pot.
- Serve korma with rice or naan bread and top with 1 Tbsp of cilantro and cashews on each dish.
- Category: Chicken
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Indian
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