Chingri Tikka Masala

Shrimp in Tomato Fenugreek Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

This is another easy-breezy recipe, and uses a simpler take on the Basic Makhani Sauce that’s perfect if you are in a rush. This recipe is another signature Indian restaurant special and goes well with steamed white rice.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 to 6 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 cup diced canned


  1. Set the Instant Pot® to Sauté mode and heat the oil. Add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper powder, garam masala, sugar, and salt. Press Cancel to turn off Sauté mode. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot® on Manual Low Pressure for 3 minutes.
  2. When cooking time is complete, do Quick Pressure Release. Once the pressure is released, open the lid, s