Instant Pot Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry
An easy to make Instant Pot Curry that is completely plant-based. It has a rich and spicy flavour and comes together in one pot in under an hour.
Servings Prep Time
5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Turn the Instant Pot onto the Sauté mode and add the coconut oil. Allow for it to warm up for 2 minutes and then add in the finely diced onion. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add in the garlic, ginger and turmeric and sauté for another minute, mixing all ingredients together.
  3. Add in the sweet potato cubes, salt and pepper and mix to combine. Sauté for another minute.
  4. Cancel the Sauté mode to switch the Instant Pot off. Add in the crushed tomatoes, coconut milk and chickpeas and mix everything together.
  5. Place the steaming rack on top of the curry mixture (it will sit just above it, not touching the bottom).
  6. Rinse your rice and add it to your heat proof bowl along with the water (I use a small glass Pyrex dish that fits inside the Instant Pot) – do not cover that bowl with a lid.
  7. Place the dish with the rice on top of the steaming rack and place the lid of the Instant Pot onto the Instant Pot, and make sure the pressure valve is sealed. Cook on manual High Pressure for 4 minutes. The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to come up to pressure (mine took about 8 minutes for this recipe).
  8. When the pressure cooking is complete the Instant Pot will beep to notify you. Let it use natural release for 10 minutes (it has a timer which will start timing as soon as it’s done the 4-minute pressure cook). After 10 minutes, move the steam release vent up to release the remaining pressure. Once the float valve has dropped, open the lid.
  9. Using gloves or a cloth, remove the dish with the rice and the steaming rack. The bottom of the dish will be dirty as it’s been sitting on the curry, so place it on some newspaper or paper towel for easy clean up. Add in salt to taste (into your curry mixture).
  10. Serve the curry along with rice and garnish with fresh slices of chilli, parsley and some lime juice.
Recipe Notes

Don’t have fresh ginger or turmeric? Use 1 teaspoon of the ground version.

You can use any grain or rice you want, just double check the cooking times with your Instant Pot cooking time sheet.

To make this dish without an instant pot, use a large pot on a stove. Follow the first three directions. After sautéing the sweet potatoes add the coconut milk, tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook until the sweet potatoes are cooked through but still tender (15-20 minutes). Then add in the chickpeas and cook for another 5 minutes.

Cook the rice in a separate pot according to package instructions and serve with the curry, fresh parsley and a squeeze of lime.