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Paneer Gobi in Instant Pot (Video) | Cauliflower Paneer Curry

Paneer Gobi in Instant Pot is an easy Indian curried cauliflower with cottage cheese cubes. Cauliflower Paneer curry can be quickly made in an Instant Pot under 30 mins with pantry staple spices. This Vegetarian Indian curry tastes best with tortillas, plain rice, Chapati.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Paneer Gobi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty


  • 1 Small Cauliflower made into big florets Yields about 10-12 florets
  • 1.5 cups Indian Cottage Cheese or Paneer made into big cubes
  • 2 small onions made into paste
  • 1.5 medium tomatoes
  • 1.5 tbsp cubed ginger
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup Yogurt

Whole Spices


  • ½ cup roughly chopped coriander leaves or cilantro may use more
  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ tbsp ginger julienne



  • Start the Instant Pot & press the SAUTE buttom & set it on HIGH.
  • Add oil. When hot add all the whole spices (From the list above). Allow them to sizzle for a few seconds.
  • Next, add the onion paste , add salt & saute until the raw smell disappears.
  • In the mean time make a paste by adding the tomatoes + ginger + garlic & green chilies (optional).
  • Now, add the above paste to the Onion paste & saute until oil oozes out.
  • In the mean time take all the dry masalas or spices in a dry bowl & dilute them with water. Mix & set aside. 
  • Next, add this diluted masala paste to the pot & saute until oil oozes out.
  • Then, add the cauliflower florets. Mix everything very well.
  • Now, add the yogurt & mix well for a few mins.
  • Add enough water to just submerge the cauliflowers only by 30%. Refer the video.
  • Throw in the Indian cottage cheese or paneer & mix well.
  • Close the lid of the Instant Pot. Seal the Vent. And press the CANCEL button  & then, press the PRESSURE COOK button. Choose the Normal pressure button & not the Less or High pressure button. Set it for just 2 mins. This will help to cook at low pressure.
  • After 2 mins do a QUICK PRESSURE RELEASE. Open the lid & add the cilantro, ginger julienne & the garam masala powder. Mix well. Serve hot. Enjoy.



  1. Cut the cauliflower into bigger chunks otherwise the 2 mins pressure cook time might not work for you.
  2. Add less water, enough to submerge the gobi florets by 30%. Refer the video.
  3. Sometimes the cooking time varies according to the quality of the cauliflower. Increase the cooking time by 1-2 mins accordingly.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

Instant Pot used = 6 quart.
PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!
Nutrition Facts
Paneer Gobi in Instant Pot (Video) | Cauliflower Paneer Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.8g4%
Sodium 42.5mg2%
Carbohydrates 5.4g2%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Protein 2.7g5%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 42.5mg | Fiber: 1.9g