Here's a collection of 10+ easy Instant Pot Lentil Recipes that turn dried lentils into healthy, delicious, and budget-friendly vegetarian meals for your family.
Enjoy these multi-cuisine recipes including soups, stews, and a wide variety of Indian dals.
Lentils are a great source of plant-based fiber, protein, iron, antioxidants, and many vitamins. They're a pantry staple in my home! Lentils are naturally vegan and gluten-free and so budget-friendly.
I grew up eating a variety of lentils since they're such an integral part of everyday Indian cooking. In India, lentils are known as pulses, or more commonly as Dal (in Hindi). From simple 'everyday' dals, like Toor, Masoor to hearty Chana Dal, or a fancier Dal Makhani, there's a lentil for every occasion.
I prefer pressure-cooking lentils in the Instant Pot since they turn out creamy and evenly cooked in such a hand-off style of cooking. It's a set-it-forget-it method that I've been using for more than 20 years.
Check out this detailed informative post that explains how to cook lentils in the Instant Pot. In that post, I have listed the cook times of different kinds of lentils and Dals, including soaked as well as unsoaked cooking instructions.
All recipes in this collection are vegetarian and gluten-free. They can easily be made vegan by replacing ghee (if used) with any plant-based oil. These popular recipes have been tried & enjoyed by readers around the world! Hope you enjoy them too!
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Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Lentil Recipes
Dal Palak / Spinach Dal in Instant Pot
Dal Tadka | Dal Fry
Ethiopian Red Lentil Stew | Misir Wot in Instant Pot
Chana Dal in Instant Pot
Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Instant Pot Sambar (Lentils & Vegetable Stew)
Dahi Bhalla (Dahi Vada)
Idli Dosa Batter Recipe
Pigeon Peas Dip | Matar Chaat in Instant Pot
Instant Pot Moong Dal Halwa (Indian Lentil Pudding)
I hope you enjoy these easy lentil and dal recipes. If you make any of them, do share a picture on your favorite social media and tag #SpiceCravings. If there's a lentil recipe that you would like to see on the blog, simply comment below and let us know!
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