Here are the Top 10 Instant Pot recipes of 2017 from Ministry of Curry that you've loved the most this year!
We made so many memories developing these recipes, creating the recipe videos, and sharing them with you. We are gratified with the success you had using Ministry of Curry's Instant Pot recipes and all that we have learned together in this delicious journey!
It was hard to limit these to the top 10 but here are your favorite recipes:
#10 Dum Aloo
Taking something complex and making it simple, is how we describe this recipe from my mom. A no-fail recipe with impressive flavors. A great recipe for parties as well as family meals, this easy Instant Pot recipe is a winner.
Here is what our follower says "Made this per your instructions, and loved it! Finally found THE dum aloo recipe! This one is definitely going into my list of faves for parties! Thanks so much for sharing, I’m a huge fan!"
#9 Aloo Gobhi
A go-to weeknight cauliflower curry with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and some of our favorite spices. Usually paired with spinach daal and rice or simply served with warm homemade parathas, it makes a nourishing weeknight meal.
#8 Palak Paneer
A classic North Indian dish that can be made in the Instant Pot in 10 minutes and it tastes better than any restaurant version we have tasted!
Here is what one of our expert chef followers says "EZ to make, healthy and flavorful! Made for a sumptuous Sunday lunch!! Becoming a fan of my newly acquired instapot. EZ clean up too."
A simple chicken curry using whole aromatic spices that are loved by children and adults alike. This has become a go-to weeknight curry for many readers and we are happy to hear the success stories of this recipe every day. Truly makes our day when the recipes like these become kid-approved!
Here is what our follower says "My 1-year-old loved this! Finally, something that she’ll eat other than cheese and crackers
#6 Carrot Halwa
A delicious and authentic dessert recipe that cooks to perfection in 30 minutes. This genius recipe can be adapted for a vegan version or can be cooked with traditional ingredients such as milk and khoya.
Here is what one of our followers says - " Archana thank you for this great recipe. I made it today, was super easy and just perfect. Can't believe I can now make gajar halwa in few minutes. Thanks a lot to you!!
Ultimate comfort food - this khichdi is a perfect one-pot, gluten-free meal that is packed with proteins and vitamins. A super nutritious dish that is enjoyed by the entire family.
Here is what our follower says "Made this and it was finger-licking good !! My usually fussy and picky 5-year-old, polished it off! Please keep the recipes coming "
Butter chicken is a flavorful chicken curry with the heavenly aroma of the garam masala and fenugreek, in a creamy sauce with an orangish hue from the red chili powder and turmeric. This healthier version with authetic flavors has also been a repeat on my dinner table.
Here is a glowing review - "I made this recently and my family LOVED it. My husband and kids described it as “ridiculously good”. This is a popular takeout dish for us so I am extremely grateful that you shared a recipe for it. We can now skip the takeout and have a homemade meal when we are craving this. I can’t wait to try it with veggie meatballs (hoping to make a trip to Ikea today to get the frozen ones you recommended in your malai kofta recipe)"
A staple in every Indian household, nutty homemade ghee is a must for Indian cooking. Ready in under 10 minutes, this fail-proof Instant Pot recipe makes the best ghee using grass-fed butter and is whole30 and paleo approved!
Here is one of the many lovely reviews "Thank you for this post. After several failed attempts on stovetop finally i got the ghee i always wanted to prepare.i am a busy mom so it is hard tp babysit the ghee but this one was awesome, 10 minutes only job. Never buying ghee from store when its so easy to make with clean ingredients and cheaper too. Thanks again!!"
A complete meal with grains, vegetables, and protein. This recipe begins with a base of caramelized onions, then builds layers of flavors with aromatic long-grain basmati rice and a combination of vegetables cooked to tender perfection. Each bite is infused with delicately balanced whole spices and a bold finish with garam masala.
Here is what one reader had to say - "This comes out perfectly! The rice wasn’t overcooked, the vegetables done just right. Awesome and thank you!"
#1 Chicken Biryani
I am not even surprised!! Thank you for all the love with this recipe. This recipe made a complex dish simple for everyone! Instead of just weekends, we can even now enjoy chicken biryani on weeknights too! Ready in less than an hour using the Instant Pot Pressure cooker while maintaining the same authentic flavor and texture as traditional versions.
It was hard to pick just one review but here is one - "Just got the Instant Pot for Christmas and truthfully, have been a bit intimidated to try using it. Decided to try your chicken biryani as our first dish. My husband even helped as he was excited to see if the Pot was really as great as we’ve heard. I can honestly say that your biryani recipe was delicious and surpassed our expectations!! We loved it as did our two growing boys!! I’m looking forward to trying out more of your recipes- thank you Archana!"
I hope you enjoyed this collection of Top 10 Recipes of 2017! I had so much fun putting this list together.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the love, support, and encouragement. Your comments and reviews keep me going! As always feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. My goal is to make cooking fun and simple for expert and novice cooks so that you can have that perfect meal every single time. Happy Cooking!!