Dal Tadka Instant Pot

Step 1

Start the instant pot in saute mode and drizzle a couple of teaspoons of oil.  As the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, and after a few seconds add chopped or minced garlic and ginger.

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Step 2

 Once the mustard seeds start to sizzle and garlic changes color, add onions, ginger, green chilies, and saute for 2 minutes.

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Step 3

Add tomatoes, spices(turmeric, coriander powder, chili powder) and stir them well.

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Step 4

Follow it up with Toor dal (pigeon pea lentil) and three cups of water for cooking. Stir it all up.

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Step 5

Press ‘Cancel’ on the Instant Pot and close the lid with a vent in the sealing position.

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Step 6

Change the instant pot setting to ‘manual’ or ‘pressure cook’ mode at high pressure for 6 mins.

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Add tadka and garnish with cilantro.