Instant Pot Beef Vindaloo

Great Indian main-dish that would definitely spice up your day! This pressure cooker Beef Vindaloo is healthy and goes great with simple Jasmine rice.

If you don’t like spicy – take out the Green chili pepper.

Can I add potatoes?

Of course!

If you like the recipe, you can also make this Instant Pot Goulash which has a slightly different sauce.

Instant Pot Beef Vindaloo
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beef shin, Beef Vindaloo, ghee
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1
  • 250 g beef shin cut into 3 cm chunks
  • 1 onion cut into wedges
  • 1 green chili sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 ginger minced
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 6 cardamom pods bashed
  • In a blender, add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, honey, tamarind pulp, lemon juice, vinegar,  ground spices, mango powder,  salt and black pepper and pulse until smooth.
  • Add beef. paste and cardamom pods in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate to marinate for about 24 hours.
  • Now, heat ghee in the inner pot of Instant pot and add onion wedges. 
  • Sauté for about 10 minutes and add beef with marinade.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes and add remaining ingredients in the Instant pot.
  • Close the lid and press the “Manual” button.
  • Cook for about 35 minutes on HIGH pressure and release the pressure naturally through the steam vent.
  • Open the lid and remove the solids from the sauce and press the “Sauté” button.
  • After 10 minutes, dish out and serve hot.
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2 thoughts on “Instant Pot Beef Vindaloo

  1. Which ingredients are for the marinade?
    Which are the rest of the ingredients? Not very clear and I would like to try this

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