Instant Pot Pinto Beans Curry

Pinto beans are extremely nutritious. They're an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients may provide several benefits, including improved blood sugar control and heart health. Pinto beans are also rich in various antioxidants and may help lower your risk of chronic disease.


    • 1 cup pinto beans (soaked overnight)
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 3 cups of water
    • 1 cup of chopped onion
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 3 Serrano pepper/ green chilies
    • 1 cup chopped tomato
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tbsp cream (optional)
    • Cilantro chopped
    • Spices:
      • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp Red Chili Pepper Powder (Adjust to taste)
      • 2 tsp Coriander/ Dhaniya Powder
      • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

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    • Soak the pinto beans overnight and drain the water.
    • Turn on the instant pot saute mode.  When it is hot, add oil. 
    • Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. 
    • Add chopped onions, green serrano pepper and minced ginger-garlic.  Saute until it turns into golden brown, which will enhance the flavor.
    • Add chopped tomato, saute for 2 minutes.
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.  Quick stir.
    • Add soaked and cleaned pinto beans, mix it all together for a minute.
    • Add 3 cups of water.  Close the lid with sealing position.
    • Cancel Saute mode, Set bean mode/30 minutes high pressure.
    • Open the lid after natural pressure release.
    • Garnish with chopped cilantro and cream(optional) .
    • Yummy Pinto Beans Curry is ready to eat with rice or roti.