Instant Pot: POT IN POT-Beef Curry & Brown Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
For marinating Beef
  • Beef, stewing beef cubed- 1 lb or ½ Kg
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¾ tsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
For making Beef curry
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Onions, chopped- 2 (Red or Yellow)
  • Ginger, grated- 1 inch slice
  • Garlic, grated- 1 large clove
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig (optional)
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For cooking Brown Rice
  • Brown Rice- 1½ cups
  • Water- 1¾ cups
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  1. First Step: In a large bowl, combine beef along with all the spices mentioned 'for marinating beef'. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Second Step: Rinse brown rice taken in a strainer under running water, place the brown rice in a heat resistant bowl that will fit well into the stainless steel pot. Add water and salt. Keep aside.
  3. Turn on the Instant Pot.
  4. Turn on Saute Mode- Medium Temp.
  5. Let Hot sign display.
  6. Add oil and dried bay leaves.
  7. Add chopped onions. Season onions with ¼ tsp salt.
  8. Add grated ginger, grated garlic, and curry leaves.
  9. Let saute for 3 to 4 minutes till onions turn translucent.
  10. Add tomatoes, cook for a minute.
  11. Add marinated beef. Combine well.
  12. Place the trivet over the beef curry ingredients, let it touch the bottom of the stainless steel pan.
  13. Place the bowl with brown rice and water on the trivet.
  14. Close the pot with the lid.
  15. Cancel Saute mode, turn on Pressure cook mode.
  16. Set time to 25 MINUTES, HIGH PRESSURE.
  17. After 25 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  18. Wear a mitten it's super hot, take the rice bowl and trivet out of the pot.
  19. To the cooked beef curry, add chopped cilantro. Combine well.
  20. Take the stainless steel pot out of the main instant pot and keep the beef curry covered for a few minutes before serving.
  21. Serve beef curry into a bowl and enjoy along with the perfectly cooked brown rice.
For making soft brown rice: ¼ cup more water should be added. For 1½ cups rice, add 1¾ cups water

1:1 rice-water ratio will make crisp rice.
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