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Instant Pot Coconut Masoor Dal Tadka

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I am Meesha, a vegan teenager living in the not so vegan friendly Asia.
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Masoor dal tadka, aka red lentil curry, is super high in protein & naturally vegan. Made in the instant pot with simple ingredients, this recipe will become a family favorite in no time!
30MIN
Total Time

My Plantiful Cooking

I am Meesha, a vegan teenager living in the not so vegan friendly Asia.
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
1 cup
Red Lentils
whole, not split
1
Small  Red Onion , diced
3 cloves
Garlic , minced
2
Small  Tomatoes , chopped
about 200 grams
3/4 cup
Coconut Milk
or 1/2 can, about 3/4 cup
2 cups
Water
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
or 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 tsp
Chili Powder
3/4 tsp

Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
291
FAT
12.0 g
PROTEIN
12.9 g
CARBS
36.5 g

Author's Notes

Both skimmed or full fat coconut milk can be used. <br/> Dal can be stored in the fridge for 4 days, and in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Adjust the instant pot to the "saute" settings. Heat up some oil in the pot. Add in the Red Onion (1) and cook until caramelized, about 3-4 minutes.
Step 2
Add in the Garlic (3 clove) and saute it for another 1-2 minutes, until the garlic is browned.
Step 3
Toss in the Tomato (2), Cumin Seeds (1 teaspoon), Chili Powder (1/2 teaspoon), Ground Ginger (1/2 teaspoon), Ground Turmeric (1/2 teaspoon), Salt (3/4 teaspoon) and cook until the tomatoes have softened and the spices are fragrant about 4-5 minutes. Press the "cancel" button to stop sauteing.
Step 4
Transfer in the Red Lentils (1 cup), Coconut Milk (200 milliliter), Water (2 cup) and place the lid on. Select the pressure cook settings and cook it at high pressure for 10 minutes.
Step 5
When the timer goes off and a beep sound can be heard, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before removing the excess pressure.
Step 6
Give the dal a quick stir, adding more salt if necessary. Serve it with some brown rice or chapati and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
291
% Daily Value*
Fat
12.0 g
15%
Saturated Fat
9.8 g
49%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
36.5 g
13%
Fiber
6.2 g
22%
Sugars
3.3 g
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Protein
12.9 g
26%
Sodium
482.4 mg
21%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
73.1 mg
6%
Iron
6.1 mg
34%
Potassium
524.5 mg
11%