Pressure Cooker Curry with Potato & Aubergine

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You won’t believe how quick and easy this pressure cooker curry is! It’s perfect for an instant pot or any electric pressure cooker. Serve with rice for a healthy vegetarian dinner.

We cook vegetarian quite a lot. It’s fun to find new ways to use vegetables and as good as vegetarian curries are we also love veggie versions of pasta dishes, Mexican stews and quick noodle recipes.

This pressure cooker curry is one of our favourite vegetarian recipes though, it’s so great to be able to have a vegetarian dinner on the table in a matter of minutes!

Overhead shot of pressure cooker curry with potato and aubergine

So Will got me a pressure cooker for Christmas. We’d had a few conversations about them (since the whole Instant Pot thing took off) and he’d managed to convince me that I didn’t need one.

Well, kind of, I obviously still wanted one but had resigned myself to the fact I wasn’t going to be getting one.

White bowl of curry with pressure cooker in the background

Will claims that he actually wasn’t going to buy me one. That is until I got really sick before Christmas.

I was stuck in bed for nearly a week and missed out on a lot of pre-Christmas fun which is pretty much the worst because I love the pre-Christmas time almost as much as the actual Christmas time.

Anyway, Will felt so sorry for me that he changed his mind about the pressure cooker and went out and got one. He is a very good boyfriend. And that’s one good thing that came out of my being sick!

Close up of pressure cooker curry with wooden spoon

So he was actually thinking of buying me the Instant Pot but they were completely out of stock before Christmas so he ended up getting me the Pressure King Pro and so far we have loved it.

You can find my other pressure cooker recipes here (these are great Pressure King Pro recipes but will work with any pressure cooker or Instant Pot!).

Will especially has been obsessed with pressure cooking basically all our meals 😂

Overhead shot of white bowls of curry with rice on a marble background

We’ve found it especially useful on nights we’ve been going out for a run, there’s a delay function which means that we can set it to cook just before we know we’ll be back from our run which is really handy and means we can have dinner minutes after getting home.

Anyway, this recipe will work with any pressure cooker so give it a go whether you’ve got the instant pot or something else!

Close up of potato and aubergine curry with rice on a white bowl

Ingredients you need for this pressure cooker curry with potato & aubergine:

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chilli
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric
  • Chilli Powder
  • Aubergines
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree
  • Vegetable Stock

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this pressure cooker curry with potato & aubergine…

Curry is one of our favourite meals to make so I’m so glad we’ve found a way to make it so super quickly. This version has potato and aubergine (eggplant) but you could definitely add whatever vegetables you like.

I know some people are a bit weird about aubergine but I’ve got some really fab aubergine recipes on the blog so check them out if you want to make better friends with this shiny purple guy.

Oh, also, if you’re doing veganuary or going vegetarian or any other healthy January things then this curry is PERFECT for you (pressure cooker vegetarian recipes for the win, right?!).

I’ve also used the pressure cooker to make a saag aloo which is similar to this curry but has potatoes cooked in a spinach based sauce instead and it’s so good!

Pressure cooker curry with potato in a bronze coloured insert

Bowl of pressure cooker curry on a marble surface

If you love making curries as much as we do then get all my curry recipes!

Want more? Try these other pressure cooker curries:

Or try all my other pressure cooker recipes!

How to make pressure cooker curry with potato & aubergine:

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Pressure Cooker Curry with Potato & Aubergine

You won't believe how quick and easy this pressure cooker curry is! It's perfect for an instant pot or any electric pressure cooker. Serve with rice for a healthy vegetarian dinner. 
4.34 from 12 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 2.5 cm piece Ginger grated
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp each Cumin, Coriander, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Chilli Powder
  • 2 medium Aubergines cut into cubes
  • 4-5 medium Potatoes about 500g cut into cubes
  • 3 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 100 ml Vegetable Stock
  • Fresh Coriander chopped, to serve


  • Put your pressure cooker into saute or browning mode and add the oil. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the ginger, chilli and garlic and cook for another 3-5 minutes until everything has softened.
  • Add the spices and cook until fragrant then stir in the aubergines, potatoes and tomatoes until everything is coated in the spices. Pour in the vegetable stock and tomato puree then put the lid on and seal. 
  • Cook for 3 minutes. I used the stew mode on our pressure cooker so use the equivalent on yours. Once it's finished cooking release the steam and serve with rice and chopped coriander.
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Curry with Potato & Aubergine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 1317mg38%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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  • Reply
    Shashi at SavorySpin
    15/01/2018 at 1:41 PM

    I am so sorry you were sick around Christmas – you do have a wonderful boyfriend though to have gotten you a pressure cooker! Btw, your curry looks fantastic!

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:15 PM

      Aww thanks Shashi, I am very lucky 🙂

  • Reply
    15/01/2018 at 2:50 PM

    5 stars
    You have a very good boyfriend — I have an old-school pressure cooker with the little wobbly pressure gauge on top and everything — it still works like a charm, so no need for me to invest in yet another kitchen appliance, but I’ll definitely be trying your recipe!

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:15 PM

      Ah, sounds awesome!

  • Reply
    15/01/2018 at 2:52 PM

    5 stars
    Looks like you are definitely enjoying your new pressure cooker! This looks like quite the comforting meal and so flavorful!

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:14 PM

      Thanks Tara 🙂

  • Reply
    Janette | Culinary Ginger
    15/01/2018 at 2:58 PM

    I love making curries, they’re my go-to quick and easy meal but now they’re even quicker with the pressure cooker. Must give this a try.

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:14 PM


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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    15/01/2018 at 3:23 PM

    Oh gosh I love this, can it be done in a slow cooker?

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:14 PM

      I haven’t tried it but I think it would definitely work in a slow cooker!

  • Reply
    15/01/2018 at 3:40 PM

    5 stars
    I love the texture of aubergine, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it in a curry. This sounds delicious! (I love my Instant Pot, too!)

    • Reply
      15/01/2018 at 11:15 PM

      It works really well!

  • Reply
    02/10/2018 at 8:46 AM

    5 stars
    Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious. I hadn’t used the stew mode before but the timing was spot on, the potatoes were cooked through and the eggplant (aubergine to us!) was tender and melting. This is going in my favourites folder.

    • Reply
      02/10/2018 at 10:26 AM

      This is so great to hear, I’m so pleased you liked the recipe!

  • Reply
    Hannah Lockett
    09/01/2019 at 11:24 PM

    5 stars
    Hey this looks lovely.
    Can I ask do you also do the rice in your pressure cooker?
    If so do you do it after the curry (putting the curry to one side?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      10/01/2019 at 7:59 PM

      Hi Hannah, I normally just cook the rice normally while I’m preparing the curry but you could definitely cook it in the pressure cooker afterwards if you move the curry to one side 🙂

  • Reply
    05/05/2019 at 6:05 PM


    When you say a piece of ginger – is it supposed to go in whole and then be discarded, or is it grated?


    • Reply
      07/05/2019 at 11:22 AM

      Hi Aileen, it’s grated, thanks for pointing that out! I’ve updated the recipe

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