Instant Pot Indian Onion Tomato Masala
This onion tomato masala (also known as Bhuna Masala) is an easy and flavorful Indian curry sauce made up of onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices in Instant pot pressure cooker
Servings 6 cups
Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml
- ½ cup oil
- 4 large yellow onions diced (about 2 pounds)
- 2 green chillies
- 10-12 cloves garlic
- 2 inch ginger
- 5 large roma tomatoes (about 3 cups) or 2 (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes
- ¼ cup water as needed
Spices (adjust to taste):
Instant Pot Method:
Press SAUTE on Instant Pot. Add oil,Once the oil is hot add diced onions and saute onions for about 15-20 minutes until onions get light golden brown.Stir at regular intervals.
Next add green chilies, ginger, garlic and saute for another 4-5 minutes stirring frequently.
Then add diced tomatoes, spices and stir well.Cook the another 3-4 minutes or until the tomatoes are just soft. Add ¼ cup of water to deglaze the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck bits to avoid BURN alert.
Close the lid on the pot.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes.
Once the pot beeps, do a NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE (NPR).
Blend the onion masala using a immersion blender (until smooth or slightly chunky as per your preference). If you don’t have a immersion blender ,puree in a blender in batches once slightly cooled.The sauce will continue to thicken a bit as it cools down.
Completely cool the masala and transfer to a air-tight container and refrigerate or freeze into silicon moulds (see instructions below).
Stovetop Pressure Cooker Method:
Follow the same recipe as above using a stove top pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles and reduce flame and cook for another 5 minutes.Then turn off the gas.Once the pressure has released naturally, Blend the onion masala using a immersion blender (until smooth or slightly chunky as per your preference).
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: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 51.1mg | Iron: 1mg