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Pressure Cooker Indian Curry Lamb Spareribs by Michelle Tam / Nom Nom Paleo
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Instant Pot Indian Curry Lamb Spare Ribs

These Whole30-friendly Instant Pot Curry Lamb Spare Ribs are packed with flavor and super simple to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Marinating time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gluten-free, Instant Pot, keto, Lamb, low carb, paleo, Pressure Cooker, Whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 524kcal


For the lamb spare ribs

For the sauce

  • 1 tablespooon coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 large yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • ½ pound tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • 5 medium garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • cup chopped cilantro divided
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced


  • Toss the lamb spare ribs with 2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of four hours and up to a day.
  • When you’re ready to cook off the ribs, melt the coconut oil or ghee on the sauté function of your Instant Pot. Brown the spare ribs in two batches and remove them to a plate when they’re done.
  • While the ribs are sizzling, grab the onion and tomatoes and toss them in a blender. Blitz until smooth.
  • After the lamb is seared, add minced garlic to the cooking fat in the empty Instant Pot insert. Stir the garlic until fragrant (30 seconds) before adding the tomato and onion puree.
  • Mix in 1 tablespoon Indian curry powder, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 cup chopped cilantro, and lemon juice. Stir in the seared lamb spare ribs.
  • Lock on the pressure cooker lid and cook for 20 minutes under high pressure. When the ribs are done cooking, wait for the pressure to release naturally (10-15 minutes).
  • Scoop the grease off the top and discard. Taste and adjust for seasoning and stir in scallions and remaining ¼ cup chopped cilantro. Serve!


Serve with Simple Cauliflower Rice!
Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
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Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 27g | Fiber: 3g