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Instant Pot Cauliflower Korma

Instant Pot cauliflower korma is vegetarian comfort food! With a creamy sauce, cauliflower and peas, this recipe is cooked in your Instant Pot.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 154kcal


  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili
  • 12 raw cashews
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 6-7 peppercorns
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup yogurt (*bring to room temperature*)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into medium-large florets)
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • cilantro (for garnish)


  • Set your yogurt out an hour before cooking so it comes to room temperature.
  • Place the tomatoes, garlic, ginger, green chili and raw cashews in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Select sautee on your Instant Pot. Heat oil, then add the bay leaf, cardamom pods and peppercorns. Cook for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the puree from the blender and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground coriander, garam masala, chili powder and salt. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Carefully add the yogurt, whisking so it mixes in properly with the rest of the sauce.
  • Add the coconut milk and water, then the cauliflower and peas. Toss everything up in the sauce.
  • Put the lid on your Instant Pot, seal the valve. Pressure cook on LOW for 3 minutes.
  • Do a quick pressure release. Taste and adjust the salt if necessary.
  • Serve over rice with fresh cilantro.


This recipe is from the cookbook Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Manali Singh © 2018.


Serving: 1/6 of the batch | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 62.9mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.8mg