Simple Instant Pot Dal Recipe

A simple instant pot dal is an easy, healthy and delicious weeknight dinner! Made with cauliflower, diced tomatoes, carrots, bell pepper, moong dal, and Indian spices, its a nutritious dish.

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!






Sauté Your Vegetables:

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

Add 1 more tsp 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.


Combine Rest of the Ingredients:

Add the moong dal, 3 cups of water, cauliflower, baby carrots, bell pepper, and all of the remaining spices.


Cook Dal:

Cover the Instant Pot with the lid, and make sure the pressure valve is closed. Cook on high pressure, and set the cooking time to 15 minutes.

Natural release the remaining pressure before opening. Stir and add water until the consistency of dal suits your preferences!

Use the sauté function to cook the spices and onions/garlic/ginger prior to adding the water and dal.


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