My second post in a matter of minutes!! @Hari Ghotra, in light of the instant pot revolution, I’m wondering if you’re considering adding a cook book for use with them. It’s good to see a slow cooker one 😀

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jennimgraham
2 months

Sorry Hari, I’m absolutely awful at checking back on things unless I gets a reminder! So a belated thank you.

Hari Ghotra
3 months

Your suggestions and thoughts are always welcome thank you @jennimgraham

jennimgraham
3 months

@Hari Ghotra just thought I’d let you know that there’s another IP Indian cook book which has much better reviews.

jennimgraham
3 months

Thank you all very much for your suggestions. I would probably use the sauté function to reduce the sauce. I love using my instant pot, I have health problems, so standing and “nursing” things is difficult! I’ll have a look at the Madhur Jaffrey book.

Andrew Cockburn
3 months

@traceyross

Andrew Cockburn
3 months

Thanks for the info @Damian Green , @traceyross

traceyross
3 months

As I’m not stirring the bhuna I blitz the tomatoes first so they end up really good in the sauce.

traceyross
3 months

Hi @Andrew Cockburn I’ve only used my instant pot with Hari’s lamb bhuna (using beef) with the meat/stew setting it’s lovely. I use one can of chopped tomatoes so plenty liquid to cook in then reduce any sauce/liquid with the ‘sauté’ function once the lid is off for 5-10 minutes. It’s handy using the instant pot when I’ve got rice/chicken on the hob cooking. I’ve not used the instant pot for any other curry dishes only to cook dried chickpeas/kidney beans and lentil soup.

Damian Green
3 months

@Andrew Cockburn - you can always cook using the pressure cooker and then leave the lid off once cooked and bring the temp up until the gravy is reduced, or add a tbsp of Atta to a cup of the gravy, mix and add back to the pot as in @Hari Ghotra Nihari Lamb , which thinking about it would be perfect for the pressure cooker 🤔

Hari Ghotra
3 months

The instant pot is good for mutton and I believe Madhur Jaffery has just brought out a book for the instant pot but it’s had very average reviews @jennimgraham @Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn
3 months

I’d certainly be interested in seeing if it’s possible to make a good curry with an Instant pot - pressure cooking gives wonderfully tender meat in a short time, however in my experiments the amount of liquid required and the cooking process always results in thin watery sauces which I hate. The best I have managed is to cook the meat separately in the instapot and make the sauce the usual way - that can still save some time if you are cooking lamb or beef, but you don’t get the juices from the meat in the sauce in the same way. Just my observations- I’d be happy to be proven wrong!