Instant Pot Black Daal (Lentil)

Sarah – This is our toddler’s  favorite dish in the world. oh yes! We are parents to a beautiful little girl! Before she left for Pre-School in the morning, she told me to please make Black Daal for me. So I had no choice but to make it for her. It’s toddler approved recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes from childhood also. it’s so yummy if you’re a non- desi reading this blog post. I encourage you to make it. You won’t be disappointed.

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Vaquas – Black Daal is tasty, full of protein, and other nutrients. It’s light to eat and easy to digest. It’s a perfect weeknight meal very satisfying and very filling. Serve it with white rice to make it a complete combination. Moreover, I like to have it with chapati and mango pickle. To top off this yummy it taste so good when you put the Tarka (tempering) in there. Tarka is a cooking method used in south asian cuisines. Tarka or tempering is a the procedure where one takes  whole spices such as: chopped garlic, dired chilies, whole coriander  seeds, chopped green peppers, curry leaves, baby leaves, or other kinds of whole spices and roasted briefly in oil. It unlashes essential oil from the cells and thus enhance the tastes and aroma of the food.


Instant Pot Black Dal (Urad lentil)

Black Daal is tasty, full of protein, and other nutrients. It's light to eat and easy to digest. It's a perfect weeknight meal very satisfying and very filling. Serve it with white rice to make it a complete combination.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Black Dal, instantpot
Servings: 5 people

Ingredients

Black Lentil

  • 1.5 cups black dal urad dal
  • 5 cups water
  • salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 medium onion cut roughly in 5 pieces
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp tamarind concentrate paste

Tarka (tampering)

  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 1/2 onion finely silced
  • 1/2 green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp mint finely chopped (optional)

Instructions

Lentil

  • Add in the lentil and pour in 3 cups water in the instant pot. 
  • Add in salt, turmeric, paprika, onion, and ginger garlic paste.
  • Mix well and Turn the Instant Pot on; select Multigrain setting set for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, let the air vent and open the lid. Add in Tarmarind and remaining 2 cups of water and mix.

Tarka

  • In a fry pan, heat oil on medium heat.
  • Add in the onion fry it until golden brown. Add in the remainder of the tarka ingredients and fry them for 2 minutes.
  • Then pour it on top of the daal.
  • Serve it with white Rice.

 

Enjoy!

 

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