Instant Pot Vegetable Curry

Ready for a flavorful and veggie-packed curry recipe that’s ready in just 20 minutes? Whip up a batch of this Instant Pot vegetable curry.

Bonus: You’ll have plenty leftover for lunch tomorrow!

Instant Pots are truly a lifesaver­––their pressure-steaming abilities make it so you can have a delicious and nutritious meal on your plate in no time. I love using the appliance for a variety of dishes, including this Instant Pot vegetable curry.

This tasty vegetable curry is completely vegetarian! It features sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, and broccolini. It’s a super colorful dish that you won’t be able to get enough of.

Want to learn how to make Instant Pot vegetable curry? Let’s get started!

top down view of instant pot vegetable curry

Ingredients

You’ll need a handful of ingredients to make this Instant Pot vegetable curry.

Vegetables: You’ll need onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, and broccolini to provide a colorful mix of vegetables. You can add any other veggies that you’d like, too.

Spices: The spices make vegetable curry so flavorful! In this recipe, you’ll add curry powder, garlic, and ginger root. You’ll also mix in some salt and black pepper to taste.

Vegetable broth and coconut milk: Of course, to make any type of soup, you need liquid! The flavor of coconut milk is key for curry recipes, so make sure not to skip it!

Toppings: You can use any toppings that you like for this vegetable curry. Some options include lime wedges, fresh cilantro, and red pepper flakes.

Step-by-step instructions

First, turn on the instant pot and put it in sauté mode.

Chopped onions added to a hot Instant Pot

Once the Instant Pot is ready, add in the olive oil, curry powder, garlic clove, ginger, and onion. Allow these to cook for a few minutes, just until the onions are translucent.

Olive oil, curry powder, garlic clove, ginger, and onion added to Instant Pot. Cooked for a few minutes, just until the onions are translucent

Next, add the sweet potatoes, carrots, vegetable broth, salt, and black pepper to the Instant Pot. Cover the pot and put it in cooking mode. Cook at high for approximately 20 minutes.

Sweet potatoes, carrots, vegetable broth, salt, and black pepper added to the Instant Pot

Allow the Instant Pot to release the steam. Then, open it up and add the broccolini and coconut milk. Cook in the sauté mode for two to three minutes and turn off.

broccolini and coconut milk added to Instant Pot

Finally, it’s time to serve the instant pot vegetable curry! You can serve the curry over rice or your favorite grain. It also pairs well with chickpeas.

Garnish with lime wedges, fresh cilantro, and red pepper flakes.

top down view of bowls of vegetable curry with garnishes around them

If you have leftovers, allow the vegetable curry to cool and then place it in a sealed container. Store it in the fridge and enjoy within two to three days. You can also keep it in the freezer for one to two months.

Recipe FAQ

How long does it take for vegetables to cook in an Instant Pot?

Instant pot cooking times vary for vegetables. It depends on the type of vegetable and whether they are cut into large or small pieces.

You can cook vegetables in an Instant Pot for 1-20 minutes. If you’re not sure how long to cook something for, check Instant Pot’s reference table.

What is vegetable curry made of?

The key ingredients in vegetable curry are vegetables, spices, and coconut milk. Common vegetables added to curries include sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, peas, and onion.

The spices that you need for vegetable curry are curry powder, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper. Some vegetable curry recipes use turmeric and cumin, as well. Vegetable curry is commonly served with rice.

Can you add frozen veggies to an Instant Pot?

Yes, you can add frozen veggies to an instant pot. Keep in mind that they will take slightly longer to cook. Check additional Instant Pot cooking times.

bowls of vegetable curry topped with fresh herbs

More healthy soup recipes

Want more soup recipes like this Instant Pot vegetable curry? I’ve got you covered:

top down view of large white bowls filled with vegetarian curry, garnished with cilantro and lemon wedges

I hope that you loved this Instant Pot vegetable curry as much as I did! You just can’t go wrong with this flavorful, easy-to-make dish.

The amount of veggies it contains makes it super healthy, and you can pair it with a grain or some chickpeas to make a full, balanced meal.

side view of vegetable curry in a white bowl
top down view of Instant Pot vegan curry in bowls

Instant Pot Vegetable Curry

Ready for a flavorful and veggie-packed curry recipe that’s ready in just 20 minutes? Whip up a batch of this Instant Pot vegetable curry.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger root, minced
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups broccolini, trimmed
  • cups canned lite coconut milk
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Turn the Instant Pot to sauté mode.
  • Add olive oil, curry powder, garlic clove, ginger, and onion. Cook for a few minutes, just until the onions are translucent.
  • Add potatoes, carrots, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover the Instant Pot and put it in cooking mode. Cook at high for 20 minutes.
  • Let the Instant Pot release steam, open it up, and add broccolini and coconut milk. Cook in the sauté mode for 2-3 minutes and turn off.
  • Serve with lime wedges, fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 112mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 11098IUVitamin C: 76mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Curry, Instant Pot
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Dairy Free | Dinner | Fast / Easy | Gluten Free | Low Carb | Low Sodium | Lunch | No Added Sugar | One Pot | Pescatarian | Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot | Recipes (Organizational) | Side Dish | Vegan | Vegetarian |

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