Instant pot- Pot in Pot- Shrimp Curry and Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
For marinating shrimp
  • Shrimp, deveined- 15 to 20
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For making Shrimp Curry
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Cumin seeds- ¾ tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 2
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Ginger- Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- ¾ to 1 tsp (based on your spice level)
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Water- ¾ cup
For cooking Basmati Rice
  • Basmati Rice, rinsed- 1 cup
  • Mixed veggies- ¾ cup, cut very small
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Water- 1¼ cups
  • Ghee- 1 tsp
  1. Into a bowl, add all the above mentioned ingredients to marinate the shrimp and let marinate for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn on the IP.
  3. Click Saute- Normal Temperature.
  4. Let the display change to HOT.
  5. Add oil, dried bay leaves, cumin seeds saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add onion, season with ¼ tsp salt. Cook for a minute.
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes.
  8. Add tomatoes, saute for a minute.
  9. Add marinated shrimp, chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to taste. Combine well.
  10. Add cilantro and water. Combine well.
  11. Place the trivet over the shrimp.
  12. In a medium sized heat resistant glass or stainless steel bowl, combine all the ingredients for making rice. I didn't soak the rice.
  13. Place the rice/water bowl on the trivet.
  14. Close the pot with its lid.
  15. Turn the vent to sealing position.
  16. Cancel Saute mode.
  17. Click on Manual- high pressure. Click Adjust- set time to 7 minutes.
  18. After the pressure cooking has completed. Let steam release naturally for 10 minutes.
  19. After 10 minutes, do a quick steam release.
  20. Open up the lid, aren't you guys excited???
  21. You will get to see the perfectly cooked basmati rice.
  22. Take the rice bowl and trivet out of the pot.
  23. To thicken the Shrimp curry, click on saute mode and cook for 5 minutes till the gravy thickens.
  24. Serve the shrimp curry and rice on a plate, enjoy!
Adding mixed veggies and spices to the rice are just optional, you could just make plain rice.
1 cup basmati rice serves 2 people.
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