Tired of having fancy time-taking dishes? Don’t want to have restaurant-cooked food? This Instant Pot Dal Makhani recipe is your solution to endless arguments!
Quick, appetizing, and widely loved Dal Makhani you can make in your Instant Pot in less than an hour.
- What is Dal Makhani?
- Instant Pot Dal Makhani Recipe Video
- Do I need to soak the lentils before?
- How much time does it take?
- Do I have to use ghee?
- What does it taste like?
- Do I need any specific lentils for this dish?
- What can I serve it with?
- How to cook Instant Pot Dal Makhani?
- More Instant Pot Lentils Recipes
What is Dal Makhani?
“Dal” means lentil where “Makhani” means buttery.
Lentils are widely known as one of the most healthy food kinds and it stands number 2 for being richest in Protein.
So, Lentils are of many kinds. The most widely recognized sorts are brown, green, and red.
Dietitians declared it as gluten-free for it has parcels of nutrition.
Cooks like how its inconspicuous flavor makes it the ideal material for different fixings and flavors.
Instant Pot Dal Makhani Recipe Video
Do I need to soak the lentils before?
No. Just wash and rinse them.
As you can see in this Instant Pot lentils recipe, making lentils in the Instant Pot takes less than 10 minutes. On this recipe we are cooking them for 30 minutes so it should be more than enough :]
How much time does it take?
Well, if you go on and cook it on the stove you may get annoyed with the time it’d take to be cooked.
Instant pot makes it so quick that it becomes really painless.
Do I have to use ghee?
No. But in my opinion it makes the taste better. Anyway you an make ghee yourself using this Instant Pot ghee recipe.
What does it taste like?
This Instant Pot dal makhani is so creamy that with just one bite you are going to love it. The first thing you’ll notice will be its velvety smoothness after that the flavors of spices used.
Do I need any specific lentils for this dish?
You are going to need the brown Lentils for this dish. Brown lentils are also known as “Masoor ki Dal”.
What can I serve it with?
You can serve it with rice or naan.
How to cook Instant Pot Dal Makhani?
Gather all the ingredients.
Take 1 onion and chop it finely.
Take 2 tomatoes and chop.
Take 3 tsp of Garlic and mince.
Now take your Instant Pot and set it to Saute for 7 minutes.
Take 2 tbsp of Avocado Oil and pour it into Instant Pot.
Put cumin seeds, chopped onions, and bay leaf into the Instant Pot and mix well.
Now add all the other remaining ingredients into the instant pot and mix well.
After all, ingredients being added, add 3 cups of water.
Put the lid on and set it to Manual High for 40 minutes. Do a quick release of pressure.
Add Cilantro, 2 tbsp ghee, and mix well.
Voila, your Dal Makhani is ready to be served.
More Instant Pot Lentils Recipes
- 1 cup whole split lentils
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tsp garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger minced
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 2 tomatoe chopped
- 3 cups water
- 2 tbsp ghee
- cilantro for garnish
- Wash and drain the lentils and keep aside.
- Turn on the Instant Pot and select saute.
- Add cumin seeds, onion, bay leaf and sauté for 7 minutes.
- Add ginger, garlic, spices, tomatoes and sauté for 5 more minutes.
- Add lentils and water and mix well.
- Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
- When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
- Open the lid, add cilantro and ghee and mix well.
- Serve and enjoy 🙂