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Easy Instant Pot Dal – Soul-Satisfying Vegetarian Dish

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If there was ever a country that knows how to make a mindblowing vegetable dish, it would be India. Dal is hands down one of my favorite vegan-friendly dishes of all time. With that in mind, I’m absolutely thrilled to share this easy instant dal recipe. Made with chana dal, the recipe also calls for a fantastic mixture of herbs, spices, and seeds that all work in tandem to make one incredibly soul-satisfying dish. I don’t have much experience with Indian food, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with this dish—it turns out great every time.

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal

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Easy Instant Pot Dal

Easy Instant Pot Dal – Soul-Satisfying Vegetarian Dish

  • Author: Anna - MissWish.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

¾ cup chana dal, rinsed

2 cups water or low sodium vegetable broth or stock    

¼ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp garam masala

1 tbsp oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 dried red chilies, cut into pieces

½ tsp cumin seeds

¼ tsp mustard seeds

1 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley

salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the chana dal, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, garam masala and water to the Instant pot.
  2. Mix to combine.
  3. Close and seal the Instant pot.
  4. Turn the venting knob to SEALING.
  5. Press PRESSURE COOK button and check to make sure the pressure level shows as “High” on the display.
  6. Adjust the timer to 11 minutes.
  7. When finished cooking, release pressure naturally according to manufacturer’s directions.
  8. Open the lid.
  9. In a small pan heat the oil over medium heat.
  10. Add the chili, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried chilies and minced garlic.
  11. Cook until garlic turns golden.
  12. Add the garlic mixture to the pot and stir.
  13. Season to taste with salt.
  14. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with rice.

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