Andrea's Dal for Instant Pot®

Andrea's Dal for Instant Pot®

by Jeremiah Simmmons 6 months ago
4.7 (3)
45 minutes
210.4 kcal
34.6 g carbs
Description

This variation of mixed dal was developed over a series of happy accidents and has become a household favorite. This version has more ginger and a smoother texture. It's made in the Instant Pot® and I've tried it with a variety of fats. When using coconut oil, it has sufficient flavor that I think the cilantro is unnecessary.

Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups chana dal
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tomatoes, roughly chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or less to taste
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
Directions
  1. 1. Combine water, chana dal, turmeric, and salt in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. 2. While chana dal is cooking, heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering, about 2 minutes. Add onion and cook 30 seconds. Add ginger and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, cumin, salt, and cayenne. Cook and stir for 30 to 60 seconds. Add water and stir to remove browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook 2 minutes more.
  3. 3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Chana dal should be soft enough to be easily crushed by a spoon.
  4. 4. Transfer 1/3 to 1/2 of the cooked dal into the skillet with the onion mixture. Use an immersion blender to process until pureed. Mix in remaining dal and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  5. 5. Top individual servings with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 6 servings
calories: 210.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 34.6 g
protein: 13 g
saturated fat: 2.1 g
sodium: 794 mg
fiber: 13.7 g
sugar: 6.1 g