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!