Instant Pot Makhani Daal

One of the restaurant style lentils recipe… This popular Indian recipe is prepared with black gram lentils,red kidney beans, butter and spices.

Instant Pot Makhani Daal
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Black Gram Lentils, kidney beans, Makhani Daal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 51 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 cup black gram lentils rinsed,soaked for 4 hours and drained
  • 1/4 cup red kidney beans
  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • to taste salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • Place 1 tablespoon of the butter in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the cumin seeds and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the onions, garlic and ginger and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, spices and salt and cook for about 2 minutes. 
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in the lentils, beans and water.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Select “Bean/Chili” and just use the default time of 30 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release.
  • Remove the lid and stir in the lemon juice.
  • Top with the remaining utter and serve hot with the garnishing of cilantro.
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