How to Boil or Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot? This is part of the Instant Pot Cooking Basics series. Potatoes are perfect to steam in a pressure cooker, and it takes less than 30 minutes to get perfectly cooked potatoes. I use boiled potatoes in many dishes, such as potato peas curry, spiced mashed potatoes.

Potatoes are perfect to steam in a pressure cooker. Boiled potatoes in many dishes, such as potato peas curry, spiced mashed potatoes

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I had always boiled potatoes in my stovetop pressure cooker, however it did need some monitoring. With the instant pot, just set the time and do a natural pressure release, while I can do other chores.

Having pre-boiled potatoes at hand is great for meal planning. I can then use them as needed to make quick meals. Some interesting indian dishes you can make with boiled potatoes:

  • Mumbai Vada Pav which is the popular Indian style burger.
  • Savory Potato Puffs – This is very similar to the paneer puffs I have shared before. Just use boiled potatoes in place of paneer.

How to Steam Potatoes in the Instant Pot?

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It is as easy as it gets. Just place the potatoes on a trivet. Add some water to the pot. Hit the Steam button. Adjust the time based on the size of the potatoes. It usually takes between 8 to 15 minutes depending on size of potatoes. For potatoes about 7 oz in weight, I steamed for 10 minutes. If potatoes are about 9 oz, then steam for 12 minutes. You get the idea!

How to steam potatoes in instant pot

Can I steam potatoes without a trivet?

If you want to boil potatoes while cooking something else in the main pot, then I suggest to use the mode needed for what you are cooking in the main pot. The Steam function works best when food is being steamed on a trivet. It increases the temperature inside the pot very fast, as it does not expect to have any food directly in contact with the bottom of the pot.

Instant Pot Steamed Potatoes

How to steam small baby potatoes in the instant pot?

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For baby potatoes, I prefer to use a steamer basket. Add water to the instant pot steel insert. Place the steamer basket with baby potatoes in the instant pot insert. Pressure cook at high pressure for 5 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally.

Check my detailed post about Steamed Baby Potatoes in the Instant Pot and if you want to directly make seasoned potatoes, check out these Spicy Bombay coral-beachresortsharjah.com!

How to steam diced potatoes in the instant pot?

For diced russet potatoes about 1 inch in size, pressure cook for 3 minutes when using a steamer basket. If you are cooking them in the main pot, just 1 minute on pressure cook mode will be enough.

Try these easy steamed potatoes and don’t forget to share how you used them!

Check out other instant pot cooking basics:

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  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Cooking Beets
  • Steaming Broccoli
  • Steamed Carrots
  • Cooking Chickpeas

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