Go Back
+ servings

Instant Pot Dal

Instant Pot Dal. This is how to make a delicious dal in the instant pot. Loaded with red lentils, fresh tomatoes, garlic, ginger, and pantry spices, this is perfect for a healthy everyday lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 494kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Instant Pot Dal Ingredients:


  • Peel and dice your onion, peel, and thinly slice your garlic. Load garlic, onion, and ginger into the instant pot and sauté with extra virgin olive oil.
    Can You Cook Dal In Instant Pot?
  • As it heats up use this time to chop your tomatoes into cubes and remove the cores. Load tomatoes into the instant pot along with the spices and cook until softened. Then use the tomato juice to deglaze the instant pot.
    Can You Cook Dal In Instant Pot?
  • Add everything else and make sure the red lentils are well covered. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 5 minutes on manual before doing a quick pressure release.
    Can You Cook Dal In Instant Pot?
  • When the instant pot is done releasing pressure, stir with a wooden spoon before serving.
    Can You Cook Dal In Instant Pot?


Swaps. You can mix and match any stock or water in your instant pot. I used some leftover tomato sauce that I had forgotten about, that needed using up.
Thanks for reading our instant pot dal recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more lentils, then I recommend you try our instant pot butternut squash soup next.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 737mg | Potassium: 1569mg | Fiber: 39g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1718IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 10mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
Are We Friends On Pinterest?If we are not and you use Pinterest then follow us @RecipeThisBlog for more delicious recipes.
Fancy A Video?Subscribe to the Recipe This YouTube Channel for full length recipe videos. Don't forget to click the bell icon to be notified when we upload a new video. Subscribe Here!
Copyright Notice© RecipeThis.com. ALL content including photos are copyright protected. Sharing of our recipes is both encouraged and appreciated via the social share buttons. Copying and/or pasting full recipes to any social media channel or onto your own website is strictly prohibited.