A very comforting Lamb Stew with amazing flavors, pressure cooked in an Instant Pot. Serve it with rice, bread, couscous or even quinoa. It can be enjoyed on its own as a soup too.
I have been looking to buy new pressure cooker as I wanted to replace all of my aluminium cookers. That’s when I thought of investing in the very popular Instant Pot (IP) and I am so glad that I did. If you are not familiar with IP, it is a 7 in 1 multi use cooker. You can make yoghurt, steam, stew, cook rice, slow cook, sauté and of course pressure cook. After I got the IP it sat unopened for days as I felt intimidated to use it.
Then I went through a lot of Youtube videos and stumbled upon my favorite Zeinah Nur’s Instant Pot recipes video and found a meat stew recipe in that and I went for it. I did a few changes in the recipe as per our taste and according to what I had in my pantry and it turned out fabulous.
It is no surprise that I love the flavor of Mutton. I was never a mutton person when I was younger, but now I love mutton more than any meat. It has a distinctive flavor that beef or other meat doesn’t have and makes any dish taste unique. If you are a stew person or like curries without the red chillies, then this one has to get into your list of recipes to try. It is just so good. I can have this every week on repeat.
Instant Pot Mutton/Lamb Stew
- 3 Tbsp Olive oil
- 800 Grams Mutton
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper powder
- 2 Medium sized Onions
- 2 Tsp Ginger garlic paste
- 2 Green chillies
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Large Potato
- ½ Tsp Cumin powder
- 2 Tsp Coriander powder
- ¼ Tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 Bay leaf
- Salt to taste
- 1 Cup Chicken/Beef/Mutton stock
- 1 Cup Coconut milk
- Coriander leaves Chopped
- Turn on the Instant Pot and set it to Sauté setting.
- Pour 2 tbsps of olive oil and drop in the cleaned mutton.
- Add 1 tsp pepper powder and salt and saute on high heat until the meat is browned a bit.
- Take out the mutton and keep aside.
- Pour 1 tbsp of olive oil to the pan and drop in the onions.
- Sauté it well. Pour a bit of water to deglaze the pan.
- Add ginger garlic paste.
- Drop in the potato and carrots which are cut in medium sized chunks.
- Add the mutton back into the pan.
- Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, pepper, bay leaf and salt. Mix well.
- Pour the stock.
- Close the lid of the IP and set it to meat stew setting. Set the timer for 25 minutes on high pressure.
- After 25 minutes, let it sit for 10 minutes for the pressure to release completely. And turn the pressure knob to vent tor release all the pressure. Open the lid.
- Pour coconut milk.
- Add coriander leaves and serve.