Instant pot indian butter chicken recipe _ healthy ideas for kids

Cooking your favorite Indian dish just got so much easier! This Instant Pot Indian butter chicken makes a great weeknight meal. Vermicelli and shrimp recipe Only 2 spices, 10 minutes of prep, and 10 minutes in the pressure cooker! Plus, we’ve made a few healthier modifications for your healthy family!

I’m seriously in love with my Instant Pot! I find myself using it almost daily. Brown rice shrimp avocado recipe It just makes cooking and cleanup so much easier for so many meals – and they turn out so well too!

Well, now my love of the Instant Pot has just deepened. Goya yellow rice and shrimp recipe I’ve started experimenting with Indian food in the Instant Pot… and so far it’s amazing! Pressure cooking helps everything cook so well and so quickly, and I feel like it helps the flavors come out so well.


Baked shrimp and rice recipes Maybe that’s just me – I have no science to back it up. Chicken recipes with rice and tomatoes But I’m pretty smitten. Pasta and shrimp recipes easy Easy Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken Recipe Notes

The first Indian meal I have for you in the Instant Pot is butter chicken. Chicken and shrimp recipes easy It’s so incredibly EASY! It’s a coconut-tomato paste base with just TWO spices (they’re mixes, but still). Chicken and rice recipes for dinner So often Indian food is intimidating just because of how many spices are called for – so I narrowed it down to garam masala and curry powder (did you know curry really just means mix of spices? Now you do!).

It’s also not spicy because I didn’t add any hot spices, but you’re welcome to if you like heat. Chicken and rice soup recipes from scratch I fed this to my ten month old, and she even loves it! So it’s flavorful but mild in terms of heat – perfect for kiddos learning to like new flavors.

I used reduced fat coconut milk to cut down on excess fat and I really couldn’t taste the difference from when I’ve made it with full fat. Red beans rice and shrimp recipes Win! I also add some Greek yogurt at the end for added creaminess and some protein.

Plus, I have added a few veggies just because I always add veggies (it’s literally my job). Chicken and rice recipes easy But if you want pure butter chicken, feel free to add a bit more chicken and omit the veggies. Chicken and rice recipes easy for dinner I won’t be offended. Chinese shrimp and rice recipes How to make Indian butter chicken in the Instant Pot

First, spray the Instant Pot with cooking spray. Simple rice and shrimp recipes In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, tomato paste, garam masala, curry powder, ginger, garlic, and salt. Chicken breast and rice recipes easy I’ve done this in the pot itself, but I think it partially removes the cooking spray. Skillet chicken and rice recipes easy Since this dish seems to leave some residue on the bottom, keeping cooking spray in place is best, so I mix outside of the pot now.

Now prep your veggies by dicing half an onion, cutting the green beans into 1-2 inch pieces, and chopping cauliflower into bite-sized chunks. Baked chicken and rice recipes easy The smaller the veggies, the more well-cooked they’ll be. Baked chicken breast and rice recipes easy I made mine on the larger size so they were cooked by still firm. Easy chicken and rice recipes for dinner Drop these into the Instant Pot. Chicken and wild rice recipes easy Now cut chicken into small cubes and dump them on top of the veggies.

Pour the coconut mixture into the Instant Pot over the veggies and chicken. Chicken and wild rice recipes baked Agitate slightly until everything is coated. Chicken and rice recipes healthy Top with 2 tablespoons of butter, cut into cubes and sprinkled on top. Chicken and brown rice recipes healthy (We needed some butter – it is butter chicken after all).

Close the lid and make sure the vent is sealed. Baked chicken and rice recipes healthy Push “Manual,” make sure the pressure is “high” (toggle using the “pressure” button), and set the time to 10 minutes.

Once the pot reaches pressure (mine did quickly – probably 5 minutes) and cooks, it will beep indicating it is finished. Chicken and rice dinner recipes I recommend a quick release to avoid burning (as always, be careful). Easy chicken and rice dinner recipes Mine actually let out little to no steam, so it was the quickest release I have had yet!

Give the pot a quick stir, then add 1/2 a cup of plain Greek yogurt. Easy chicken and rice recipes healthy You can really use any kind of plain yogurt you like, but Greek has extra protein and less sugar so I like it best. Chicken and jasmine rice recipes A cooked layer of sauce may accumulate at the bottom. Ground beef and jasmine rice recipes Mine didn’t taste burnt but it worried me at first. Chicken breast and jasmine rice recipes So don’t worry if yours does this – you can either mix it in or just avoid scraping the bottom when serving.

Mix it all up and serve over brown rice and naan, if desired. Chicken and rice dish recipes Cilantro also tastes great as a garnish, though it’s not necessary.

What Indian recipes does your family love? What should we make in the Instant Pot next?

• In a small bowl, whisk together a can of light coconut milk, tomato paste, grated fresh ginger, minced garlic, spices, and salt.

• Cut green beans and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Chicken and rice hot dish recipes Dice onion into small pieces. Easy chicken and white rice recipes Cut chicken into small cubes.

• Spray the inside of the Instant Pot with cooking spray. Shrimp and rice recipes easy Layer onion, then veggies, then chicken. Rice and shrimp recipes Pour the coconut-spice mixture over the top and agitate just a little so it evenly coats everything. Easy shrimp and rice recipes Cube the butter and sprinkle on top.

• Close the lid of the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is sealed. Shrimp and white rice recipes Push “manual” and make sure high pressure is selected, then set the time to 10 minutes.

• Once done cooking, press “Cancel” to turn off the heat, then open the vent to do a quick release of the pressure.

• Add Greek yogurt and mix well. Rice and shrimp recipes easy The bottom may have a layer of cooked sauce, so just avoid scraping this if you do not want to mix it in.

Hi Katrina just stumbled on your wonderful blog. Healthy shrimp and rice recipes I am a nutritionist from Mumbai, India and even I am pretty impressed with the way your butter chicken has come out and am tempted to follow your recipe myself! Greek yoghurt is unfortunately not available widely in India so I will just add some regular yoghurt! Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *