Beef is marinated, onions and chillies are sautéed, the beef is then seared and cooked in the instant pot, and while it’s sliced, potatoes are added to the gravy.

My loving aunt Celie Coutinho made the best Pot Roast. Although this is called Roast Beef in India, it’s prepared in a pressure cooker and it cooked till tender with a lot of spices.This recipe was handwritten by my aunt and given to me only months before she passed away suddenly. This recipe of hers is so incredibly popular after I made the original video & post, that I decided to make an Instant Pot version that I know everyone has been asking for.

There are many different cuts of meat you should use. I’m using a Sirloin tip for this recipe.

Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

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Meat & Marinade

  • Sirloin tip – 3.8 lbs – 1.742 kgs
  • Juice of 2 Limes all over the meat
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tbsps Ginger & Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked Pepper
  • 1.5 tsps red Chilli powder
  • 1.5 tsps Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsps Cumin powder
  • 4 tbsps Vinegar Goa, Malt, Red Wine or regular
  • Whole Cloves as per taste


  • I cup sliced Onions
  • 3 green Chillies
  • 6 dried red Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 cup cooked Potato slices


  • Slice the beef into smaller chunks so it’s easy to marinate and cook
  • Add the juice of the lines, salt, ginger & garlic, pepper, all the spices and the vinegar and rub all over to coat the meat
  • Pierce the meat with some cloves and leave aside to marinate preferably overnight
  • Turn the Instant Pot on saute mode
  • Heat some oil and add the onions, chillies and a pinch of salt and allow to get golden brown
  • Remove the onions and add the chunks of meat to the pot and allow the meat to sear
  • Add the onions and chillies back in and all the remaining marinade
  • Add salt to taste and the water
  • Close the Instant Pot and set it to pressure cook for 20 mins
  • Allow the steam to naturally escape
  • Remove the meat and allow to cool
  • Add cooked potato slices into the gravy for a few minutes and remove
  • Slice the meat and add back into the gravy and serve with the potatoes