Soto Betawi Instant Pot

See also our Indonesian Beef Rendang Curry recipe.

Soto Betawi Instant Pot

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indonesian
Calories: 225kcal
Author: james


  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 lemongrass sticks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 kafir lime leaves
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 chili large
  • 1 ginger thumb
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 6 shallots
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kecup manis If you do not have use 1 teaspoon soy sauce or 2 raw sugar
  • 2 spring onions
  • 6 peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1.5 lb beef1 can coconut cream


  • Parboil the potatoes
  • In a blender put sliced ginger, shallots, and a tablespoon of oil
  • Crush the lemongrass so that it releases the flavor more
  • Set the instant pot to saute and when hot add 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cook the meat in big slabs (see picture) for about 2-3 minutes on each side
  • Add the ginger and shallots that you blitzed into the instant pot and cook them out for 3 minutes stirring well
  • Put in all the other spices and stir
  • Put in the coconut milk and stir
  • Put in 6 cups of water and stir well
  • Put back the beef slabs
  • Add in the lemon juice, celery, carrot spring onion, crushed bay leaves, crushed kafir lime leaves.
  • Pressure cook for 30 minutes and 10 minutes natural release
  • Take out the meat
  • Taste the broth – and add salt and pepper and sugar ketchup manis to taste.
  • Sautee the potatoes and cut into big slabs
  • Cut the meat also into good-sized chunks
  • And then add to a soup bowl – then meat, potatoes plus the soup broth.
  • If you want to make this –  then blitz 2 chillis in the blender with some oil – and add sparingly to taste into your own personal bowl (not the whole bowl of soup)


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