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Bhuna Gosht or Resha Kabab (Instant Pot

A spicy pulled beef in a delicious masala!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani
Keyword Beef, Bhunna Gosht, Resha Kabab
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Author Sarah - Flour & Spice


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 lbs Beef Cubes
  • 3 Onions Diced
  • 4-5 Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt


  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3-6 sliced green chilies
  • julienned ginger (optional)
  • juice of a quarter lemon


  1. Put the IP on Saute mode and heat about 1/4 cup of oil.

  2. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds, let them sizzle

  3. Then add the onions and cook until they've completely softened and the edges start to turn golden

  4. Now add the garlic and ginger paste, cook for 60 seconds

  5. Add the salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the beef cubes, mix, and brown the cubes well.

  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and 2 cups of water

  7. Put the Instant Pot on manual for 30 minutes

  8. Manual or Quick Release

  9. Put the Instant Pot on saute (high) and dry up the Masala - this takes about 15 minutes, you don't need to do much for the first ten or so.

  10. When the masala dries and the mixture starts to stick to the bottom then cook for a few minutes until the mixture darkens. If it starts to stick add a little oil.

  11. Now add the yogurt, mix well, cook for two minutes.

  12. Add the Garam Masala, taste and adjust seasoning.

  13. Top with the garnishes and serve with your favourite - roti, naan, sheermal, paratha, options are endless!

Recipe Notes

  • This beef mix freezes well - save half for another time!
  • To cook it stovetop: Boil the beef and shred it and then add to the masala when you would add the beef cubes OR slow cook for 70 minutes instead of pressure cooking.