instant pot okra do pyaza

Instant Pot Bhindi Do Pyaza

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 pound okra, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • ½ pound potatoes, sliced lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices
  • 12 green chilies, slit into strips


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper


  • ½ cup fresh/thawed onion masala
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 roma tomatoes, cut into large pieces
  • Cilantro to garnish


  1. Rinse the okra and pat dry. Set aside for now.
  2. Press the sauté button, add oil and allow it to heat up for a minute. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds to the pot and once they turn brown, add the onions and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until they soften a bit.
  3. Remove the onions from the pot and place on a plate, set aside.
  4. Put the okra into the pot and stir-fry for 2 minutes, then add potatoes and green chili and fry for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add the spices, stir, then add onion masala and water and mix well. Place the tomatoes on top.
  6. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
  7. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then open the valve to release any remaining pressure.
  8. Add the cubed onions back to the pot, stir, then garnish with cilantro and serve.


  • it’s important to slice the potatoes into 1/4 inch slices so they cook properly.