Instant Pot Green Gram Lentil/ Moong Dal

It is a nutritious, cheap and healthy dish made in instant pot. It has a very good taste and pleasant aroma.

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Instant Pot Green Gram Lentil/ Moong Dal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Green Gram Lentil/ Moong Dal, green moong dal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 169 kcal


  • 1 cup green moong dal rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups water
  • cilantro to garnish
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Add oil, cumin seeds, garlic and onions in the inner pot of Instant pot.

  2. Select “Sauté” and add tomato, lentils, water and spices after 3 minutes.

  3. Press the “Cancel” button and cover the lid of Instant pot.

  4. Now, press the “Manual” button and cook for about 15 minutes on HIGH pressure.

  5. Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent.

  6. Uncover the lid and add lime juice and cilantro.

  7. Dish out and serve hot. 

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