Kofta Pulao A-la-Instant Pot Recipe


On the off chance that you don’t have the foggiest idea, presently you know: Indian food slides in second after Mexican as my top choice. Also, it wasn’t until I bought my Instant Pot AND ran over the cookbook, Instant Indian, that I dunked my toe in to preparing Indian food at home. While I have Mexican plans under control, whipping together a hand crafted biryani or sheep curry has in every case just seemed…super scaring.

After skimming through the plans in Instant Indian, the Kofta Pulao (which freely means ‘chicken meatballs and rice pilaf’) truly grabbed my eye: Its strategy read effortlessly – the fixing list wasn’t excessively long or overpowering – and the dish just sounded staggeringly tasty, healthy and flavorful. A dish that I could plate close by a beautiful serving of mixed greens and appreciate with a fresh glass of white wine (or three).

Since my underlying endeavor, I have made this formula over and over, however have altered the first/creator’s form my own turns, (for example, chopping down the measure of fat, subbing water with chicken stock for more flavor and, when I can’t discover ground chicken, I use turkey!). I likewise suggest making this formula over a two-day length, beginning with the meatball blend on the very first moment, and cooking everything on day two. Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you don’t have the opportunity – no biggie!

This formula is an enormous group pleaser and even gets high applause from my Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi comrades!

Great to have things available in front of cooking.

. Medium-sized mixing bowl with lid (or foil) for the meatballs

. Cookie sheet (for the raw pre-formed meatballs)

. Small bowl (for the sauteed onions)

. Dinner-sized plate (for the par-cooked meatballs)

. Fork

. Serving platter or storage container for the finished product

. Serving spoon




Assuming there is any chance of this happening, make these one day preceding cooking for amazing flavor improvement!

1 pound ground chicken OR turkey

2 tablespoons ground ginger (unique formula calls for newly ground, however I utilized the stuff in the container)

1 clove minced garlic

1 teaspoon garam masala (on the off chance that you totally can’t locate this, simply discard – it won’t pulverize the formula)

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 jalapeno, slashed (seeds and substance eliminated) OR 1 tablespoon salted jalapeno, cleaved

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice

1 egg, beaten

1.5 tablespoons cornstarch


2 tablespoons EVOO (additional virgin olive oil), isolated to 1 tablespoon each

1 sweet white onion, meagerly cut

1/4 cup white wine

1 cup basmati or Texmati rice

1/2 cup new cilantro, slashed (in the event that you abhor cilantro, you can sub in new mint)

1 stick cinnamon

2 cove leaves

1/4 cup chicken stock


Spot the ground chicken or turkey, ginger, garlic, garam masala, cumin, coriander, jalapeno and salt in a bowl and combine.

Include the lemon or lime juice, beaten egg and cornstarch.

Mix together.

Spread the blend and store in refrigerator until you are prepared to make the whole formula the following day OR on the off chance that you don’t have time, continue to “Day-of,” underneath:


On a treat sheet, structure poultry blend in to 1″ meatballs (blend makes around 18 meatballs).

Turn the IP (Instant Pot) to the Sauté mode and include 1 tablespoon of the oil. At the point when the oil warms, include the onion and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sauté for around 8 minutes, until the onion mellow, withers and turns pale brilliant. At the point when done, eliminate from IP and put aside in a different bowl.

Get a supper estimated plate and set it close to the IP.

Include the other tablespoon of oil in to the IP. Working in clusters, delicately include the meatballs and let them cook for 2 minutes for every side taking consideration not to mix them (my IP can hold roughly 5-6 balls, easily, for cooking). Utilize a fork to flip them over to the opposite side – it’s a lot simpler than a spatula!

Set the standard prepared balls on the supper estimated plate as you cook the remaining.

At the point when the sum total of what meatballs have been cooked, deglaze the IP with the white wine, blending as often as possible to lift the entirety of the yummy pieces on the base of the pot, for roughly 3 minutes.

Return the meatballs to the IP, covering the base of the pot. Note that you may need to stack a couple of balls on head of one another on the off chance that you have a littler IP like mine!

Return the onions to the IP on the meatballs. Include the rice, mint, cinnamon stick and straight leaves with the chicken stock.

Close the top and turn on the Rice setting (it naturally will set for 14 minutes). When cooking time is finished and the IP signals, set a clock for 8 minutes, at that point utilize brisk delivery push valve for any leftover weight.

Open the top and eliminate the cooked dish from the IP.

Cautiously, so as not to break any, eliminate the meatballs individually to a serving platter or capacity holder.

At the point when all the balls have been taken out, dispose of the cove leaves and cinnamon stick from the rice. Mix the rice together to consolidate all fixings.

Pour rice close to the meatballs in a serving platter or in a capacity compartment.

Serve promptly or enjoy later!