Instant Pot Dal

Instant Pot Dal is an easy, healthy, and delicious weeknight dinner!

Made with diced tomatoes, moong dal, a few hidden veggies, and Indian spices, it’s a nutritious dish with only 25 minutes of hands-on time.



Turn your instant pot to sauté mode on high. Heat oil, then add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and cook for 30 seconds until they pop.

Add 1 more teaspoon of coconut oil, and then add in onion, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion is cooked through and translucent.


Add the moong dal, 3 cups of water, cauliflower, carrots, bell pepper, and all of the remaining spices. Press the “Cancel” button on the Instant Pot to end the sauté setting. Stir all ingredients to combine.


Close the Instant Pot with the lid, and make sure the pressure valve is in the locked or closed position. Pressure cook on the high pressure setting with the cooking time set to 15 minutes.

Allow the electric pressure cooker to release the remaining pressure before opening. Stir and add water until the consistency of dal suits your preferences!

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