BM #94 Week 3 Day 3 - 

This is the last recipe showcased under the theme 'Prep to plate in 30 minutes'. This is a family favorite and is easy to make on short notice. This sabji goes well both with rice and roti. 

Over the summer, a group of friends went on a camping trip armed with Instant Pot and an electric griddle. One of my friends made a similar Aloo tamatar ki sabji in the IP and we all had a wonderful meal both with rice and store bought rotis. 

That definitely inspired me to tweak the recipe and make this my own.

Ingredients - 

Potatoes, peeled, cubed 1 1/2 cups
Tomatoes, cubed 1/4 cup
Salt, Turmeric, Dhania Powder, Jeera Powder, Garam Masala, Chaat Masala, Red Chili Powder as needed
Kasuri Methi 1/2 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp)
To Grind - 
Tomatoes, cubed 1 cup
Almonds 5-6
Cashews 5-6
Green Chilies 1-2
Ginger 1/2 inch (Optional)
Coriander leaves few

Method Of Preparation -

Switch on the power for the IP with the inner pot placed. Set it to 'Saute' mode.

When the display shows 'Hot', add oil and the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, add cumin seeds and ginger. Saute for a few seconds.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' and set aside.

Add in the chopped tomatoes, the tomato mixture set aside and mix well.

Add in the Salt, Turmeric, Dhania Powder, Jeera Powder, Garam Masala, Chaat Masala, Red Chili Powder as needed.

Add the cubed potatoes and about a cup of water. Put the lid. Cancel the Saute mode.

Set the mode to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' [depending on the IP model]. Set it for 4 minutes. After it is done, let the pressure release naturally. 

After the pressure is released (I have tried QR after 5 minutes as well), open the lid, sprinkle kasuri methi and mix well.

Remove from the IP. Serve with Rice or Roti.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Monday, November 19, 2018


  1. Rafeeda AR Says:
  2. The gravy looks rich and creamy... would be amazing with some chapathis...

  3. IP has really become a boon when traveling and especially on camping trips. Curry looks creamy and wonderful.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Looks like IP is definitely an interesting gadget to carry while travelling. Sabji looks absolutely delicious and prefect to have with both rice and rotis.

  6. Srividhya Says:
  7. Instant pot to the rescue. :-) Great curry for both rice and roti. Adding those nuts makes it super creamy.

  8. The curry looks absolutely delicious. With the tomatoes and nuts in the spice paste, the curry must be so creamy and rich to taste.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. That is a rich and creamy looking potato curry. Love that tomato, cashew and almond based gravy.

  11. what a delicious curry - love the consistency - looks so good

  12. sushma Says:
  13. Such a nice and creamy potato curry, love to have it with rotis.

  14. This is just a marvelous subzi and I make it often for fasting days. Love the IP method to make this classic subzi.

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. This gravy is surely a fantastic one to have on list when we are on a hurry, enjoyed your series Harini!

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