Instant Pot Lentil Curry

It is a rich, fulfilling and hearty meal, coconut milk brings creaminess in it, serve it with the garnishing of cilantro and lime.

4.5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Lentil Curry

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword carrot, Lentil Curry, red lentils
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 carrots cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 can tomatoes chopped
  • 6 tbsp red curry paste
  • Lime and cilantro for garnish


  1. Add oil in an instant pot and press “sauté”, add garlic, onions and carrots into it.

  2. Cook for 6-7 minutes till the onions turn brown and the sides of carrots are seared.

  3. Add lentils and red curry paste and stir well, turn off “sauté” function.

  4. Add remaining contents and mix. Press “pressure cook” and let it cook for 8-10 minutes.

  5. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with lime and fresh cilantro.

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