Instant Pot Black Gram Lentils

It is a nutritious dish rich in sodium and has pleasant taste. It originates from India but is cooked worldwide.

This Instant Pot Lentils recipe is easy to make and you can get a healthy side dish in only 35 minutes.

Instant Pot Black Gram Lentils
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Black Gram Lentils, red kidney beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
  • 2 cups black gram lentils or sabuturad dal
  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  • 3 inch ginger
  • 2 large onions chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 4 whole red chilies
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • cilantro to garnish
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Soak and rinse lentils and beans in water overnight.
  • Then, soak 4 red chilies for 30 minutes in warm water.
  • In a blender, add tomatoes, ginger, red whole chilies and garlic. Blend well.
  • Meanwhile, add butter, carom seeds, cumin seeds and asafetida in the inner pot of Instant pot. Select “Sauté”.
  • After about 45 seconds, add chopped onions.
  • Sauté for about 4 minutes and add tomato paste and spices.
  • Now, drain the water from soaked lentils and beans and add them in the Instant pot.
  • Add water and press the “Cancel” button.
  • Close the lid of Instant pot and press the “Manual” button.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes on HIGH pressure and release the pressure naturally through the steam vent.
  • Open the lid and mix well.
  • Dish out and garnish with butter and cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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