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How To Boil Potatoes in Instant Pot

Boiling Potatoes in Instant Pot is fast and easy! It comes out perfectly every time and can be used to make dishes, such as Potato Masala for Dosa, Spicy Potato Sandwich , mashed potatoes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword boil potato, instant pot potatoes, pressure cooker
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 132kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml

  • 3 extra large Russet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Water


Instant Pot Method:

  • Firstly wash and clean the potatoes with water.Add water into the instant pot insert.Place the trivet and then arrange the potatoes.I have used extra-large Russet Potatoes here.
    step to keep potatoes on a trivet collage
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn pressure valve to SEALING position.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and
    Set timer to 3 minutes for diced potatoes ,1 inch OR
    Set timer to 5 minute for small/baby potatoes OR
    Set timer to 6 minute for medium potatoes OR
    Set timer to 10 minute for large potatoes OR
    Set timer to 12 minute for extra-large potatoes OR
  • Once the instant pot beeps, Wait for the pressure to release naturally and then open the lid.Check the doneness of potatoes by inserting a knife or fork in the center.
    instant pot boiled potato in the instant pot insert with fork inserted to check the doneness
  • Peel the skin and use right away Or store without peeling in the refrigerator for later use.



Note: These times mentioned will result in perfectly cooked/boiled potatoes, if you want the potatoes more soft and mushy consistency then add 2 more minutes of pressure cooking.
I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg