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Instant Pot Coconut Masoor Dal Tadka

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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!
Instant Pot Coconut Masoor Dal Tadka Recipe | SideChef
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!
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I am Meesha, a vegan teenager living in the not so vegan friendly Asia.
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I am Meesha, a vegan teenager living in the not so vegan friendly Asia.
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Ingredients

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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
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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 cloves) and saute it for another 1-2 minutes, until the garlic is browned.
Step 3
Toss in the Tomatoes (2) , Cumin Seeds (1 tsp) , Chili Powder (1/2 tsp) , Ground Ginger (1/2 tsp) , Ground Turmeric (1/2 tsp) , Salt (3/4 tsp) 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 (3/4 cup) , Water (2 cups) 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
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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
--
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Calcium
73.1 mg
6%
Iron
6.1 mg
34%
Potassium
524.5 mg
11%
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