Instant Pot Dal Tadka

It is a very easy dish with exquisite taste and pleasant aroma. It is usually cooked in India but is loved all over the world.

Instant Pot Dal Tadka
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Pot Dal Tadka, split pigeon pea/ toor dal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup split pigeon pea/ toor dal washed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Add oil, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves in the inner pot of Instant pot. Select “Sauté”.
  • After 45 seconds, add chopped onions.
  • Sauté for about 3 minutes and add tomato and spices.
  • Now, cook for about 2 minutes and add water and dal.
  • Press the “Cancel” button and close the lid of Instant pot.
  • Then, press the “Manual” button and cook for about 5 minutes on HIGH pressure.
  • Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent and open the lid.
  • Dish out and garnish with cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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