Whole Masoor Dal Recipe (Brown Lentils Curry)
Enjoy this delicious & healthy Whole Masoor Dal, also known as Brown Lentils Curry, made in the Instant Pot or Stovetop Pressure Cooker. Vegan & Gluten Free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Start the pressure cooker in sauté mode and let it heat. Add oil and cumin seeds. Saute for 30 seconds.
When the cumin seeds change color, add green chili, onions, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes until the onions become golden brown while stirring frequently.
Add tomato and spices. Stir and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add the lentils, water and stir well. Press cancel and close lid with vent in sealing position.
Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 12 mins. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.
Open the pot. Add the lime juice and stir the dal.
Garnish with cilantro. Serve dal with roti, naan or rice.
For stovetop pressure cooker
Make it less spicy: Skip the green chili and reduce red chili powder.
Which Green chili to use? I typically use Thai, Birdeye or Serrano Chili Pepper in my recipes. Don't forget to adjust to your taste.
Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Programmable Pressure Cooker.
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4.3mg