Goat Curry in a Hurry (Instant Pot Recipe)


What’s better than slow-cooked goat curry? Goat curry that tastes slow-cooked but is actually made in a fraction of the time! Thanks to the instant pot, you can now make goat curry in a hurry 😉

Goat Curry - authentic Indian recipe by myheartbeets.com

It’s kind of surprising to me that one of my most popular recipes on the blog is my slow cooker goat curry. I honestly had no idea that so many of you eat and enjoy goat meat. I absolutely love it, and it really makes me happy to see that you all do too! I make my goat curry all the time, and while it’s definitely worth the wait… I’m an impatient girl.

I want a big bowl of goat curry that tastes slow-cooked… BUT I want it fast. I like my curry… in a hurry.

Since I want dinner on the table ASAP, I figure you guys do too – which is why I’m sharing my recipe for goat curry made in an Instant Pot, an electronic pressure cooker. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, I’m sure a regular pressure cooker will work just fine. The reason I love the Instant Pot is because I can saute the aromatics (onion, garlic, ginger, spices) and cook the curry all in one pot. It’s an amazing device that makes clean up a breeze.

Can I use Onion Masala in this Recipe?

If you have my onion masala prepared, then use 1 cup of onion masala and omit the onions, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic in this recipe. Easy!

If you’re not familiar with my onion masala series, please read about it – it makes Indian cooking so much easier!

Goat Curry - authentic Indian recipe by myheartbeets.com

To make this goat stew even more comforting, I cut some potatoes in half and added them to the pot. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make during the colder months.

Make this the perfect meal by serving it with these tangy spiced potatoes also made in an Instant Pot and Indian flatbread or basmati rice.

A review of the rotimatic - roti making machine

Can’t wait to hear what you think of this!

Goat Curry in a Hurry (Instant Pot Recipe)

Goat Curry - authentic Indian recipe by myheartbeets.com

Goat Curry in a Hurry (Instant Pot Recipe)

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  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice I like avocado oil
  • 2 pounds bone-in goat or lamb pieces (shoulder or leg)
  • 2 onions diced
  • 1 ½ inch knob fresh ginger minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced



  • 2 14 ounce cans organic diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ pound potatoes leave whole, optional


  • Press the sauté button on the Instant Pot, and add the oil and goat meat to the pot. Once the outside of the meat begins to brown, add the onion, garlic, ginger and spices. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes, water and potatoes if using.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 45 minutes at high pressure.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • If you'd like for the dish to have a thicker consistency, press the sauté button to reduce or boil off extra liquid.


  • If you'd like to make this using my onion masala, use 1 cup of onion masala and omit the onion, ginger,  garlic, and tomatoes.
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  1. AllieB says

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I was skeptical at first because I’m so use to Indian dishes with a lot of steps and your recipe seemed delightfully easy. (don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like a complicated recipe because its fun to learn new techniques. But sometimes I girl has to eat!) Well, I’m a skeptic no more! The goat curry turned out amazing! And it was so easy! This is coming from a new mom too, so it always feels like I’m stretched too thin to do any cooking. I can’t wait to try your other recipes, especially the different bean curries! Chana dal is a house favorite, so I can’t wait to try your version out.

    • Ashley - My Heart Beets says

      Hi Allie, I’m so glad you tried and liked this! I have a lot of easy recipes on the blog – and I always keep new moms in mind when sharing recipes, because I used to be one lol. Let me know what you think of the chana dal 🙂

  2. Mike says

    First time making goat curry at home. This is one very special recipe. The flavor was fantastic and the goat was fall-off-the-bone tender.

    Although obvious, there was a step missing when transferred from the slow cooker version – grinding the cardamom and clove 😁.

  3. Ken Lutz says

    4 stars
    Made it the other night with onion masala and lamb. We love lamb and it worker well but had a different taste. I added some lamb gravy granules and added 1/3 cup of single cream. The cream made it look more appealing. That tweak worked and everyone loved it. Also a dollop of sour cream is nice. Overall I probably won’t make it again soon but I love the site, the recipes and have just got the cookbook.

  4. Narda says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe I have cooked many times and it always turns out amazing! My kids love this recipe even though they are uncomfortable eating goat (anything cute) I don’t have a slow cooker so use a heavy pot I also swap the ground coriander for fresh roots.

  5. Pranali says

    5 stars
    This dish turned out to be so delicious! My husband whi o usually doesn’t like goat/ lamb dishes loved it too! This is certainly going to be a frequently used recipe in our home.

  6. Brandie says

    5 stars
    We have been raising goats and chose this for our first ever time to taste them. This is such an amazing recipe I don’t know if I will want to risk trying others.

  7. Harper says

    5 stars
    Hi there! Was thinking of using fresh serrano and maybe grated coconut as you’ve used in your other goat curry recipes. Wondering if you think this would fit the recipe well, and if so how would it be added and in what quantity?

    Thank you so much!

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