Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

Goat Meat cooked in Instant pot with Jamaican Curry Spices

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Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

The Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry, is a good example of a unique fusion of cultures and modern convenience. Without any sacrifice in flavors the dish comes together quickly. Cooking goat meat on stove top can take hours sometimes and there is always the constant stirring. If you have a few minutes to brown the meat first and roast your potatoes separately , the dish is elevated to a more balanced and rounded off flavor. However you can totally just put everything in together, set it up and walk away.

 Jamaican Goat Curry Spices


I love the pungency of the all spice berries in the Jamaican goat curry along with the white peppers and a some hot chilles. Traditionally a scotch bonnet peppers are used in this curry, but I made do with some ground thai red chilli that my husband had brought in from Bangkok while on his travels. I think they worked well in this dish and if you can’t find the scotch bonnets, use any kind of hot pepper that you like.

Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

The beauty of a curry always is that it is open for interpretation. You can substitute quite a few of the ingredients based on what’s available and what you personally like. I was really excited the whole month of August to make this Jamaican goat curry for Progressive Eats. I might have made quite a lot of this curry and saved it to eat later too.

Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month we’re featuring dishes native to or inspired by the islands of the Caribbean. Our event is hosted by Coleen who blogs at The Redhead Baker. Our dishes this month are inspired by the cuisines of Jamaica, Cuba, The Bahamas and more. You’ll certainly find a delicious recipe to add to your repertoire!

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Goat curry cooked in Instant pot with Jamaican spice mix
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Instant Pot Jamaican Goat Curry


Jamaican Curry Powder

  • 2 tsp thai chilli powder or cayenne
  • 3 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs coriander seeds
  • 1 tbs all spice berries
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp white peppercorns
  • 2 - 3 cloves

For Goat curry

  • 2 pounds goat chops or mixed peices
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 cups onions diced
  • 3 Tbs Curry powder
  • 3- 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 russet potatoes potatoes
  • salt to taste


Make the curry powder

  1. lightly toast the whole spices. Grind into a fine powder and add in the already ground spices to make your own version of Jamaican curry blend.

Make the Goat curry

  1. Set your Instant pot on High saute.
  2. Add in the oil and taking 2 to 3 goat pcs at a time, sear and brown them on both sides.
  3. once all goat meat is seared and browned, add in the onions and saute until transparent and soft.
  4. Add the goat back in and add the curry powder, garlic, thyme and green onions.
  5. Add salt and 2 cups of water and set it to manual pressure for 25 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile peel and dice the potatoes and add a little oil and thyme on them .
  7. place in a 400 Deg oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
  8. When the pressure cooker gets into the keep warm mode, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  9. Then remove all pressure, open the lid and add potatoes. simmer until potatoes are soft.

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  1. Thanks Guys, Your Recipe Was Too Fantastic. Me and My Family Loved it. I Will Share your Rrecipe with my friends. Hope they will love it too.

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      Hi Jeana,
      An Instant pot is a brand of electric pressure cooker. If you live in North America, you should be able to find one on amazon.com and in local stores.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I added the potatoes in the pressure cooker from the beginning. I also added 3 large chopped carrots, and cooked it all for 30 minutes. It worked well to take out a step. I think next time a little less water would work well (making the gravy a little thicker).

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      Hi Noelle,
      Glad you liked it. I also put in the potatoes in at the same time, sometimes. Esp When I serve this with bread. The extra starch from the potatoes makes the sauce thick.
      Yes, if you use carrots or any other veggies that have water content, you do want to use less water. Happy Cooking!! <3

  3. Approximately how much of your homemade spice is in the recipe? I have a Jamaican curry spice mix that I would like to use.

  4. I have an Instant Pot, but will admit that I’ve been too intimidated to use it. This looks like an amazing curry and you’re giving me the courage to finally lift that baby out of its box:) PS – Love your photos of spices. You make the elements of curry look so beautiful, each in its own right.

    1. I am the same. Ive had an instant pot for about 3 weeks and still have not used it. I want to use it, but feel a bit nervous for some reason.

  5. Goat is good stuff. Don’t often have it because I can’t get it at the supermarket — more a Mexican market item. But it’s wonderful. Love the idea of using it in curry — this looks SO flavorful. Thanks!

  6. This looks wonderful–I tried Jamaican goat for the first time a couple of years ago and thought it was wonderful.
    How have you been?

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