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Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal (The Best)

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Sarah– This recipe is all about combining two lentils and coming up with one of great taste. It’s my Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal recipe. It’s an easy and quick recipe. Ever since I was a kid, Daal Chawal (rice) has always been my favorite. This recipe is toddler approved.


It’s combination of two lentils that are moong and masoor. It consists of few seasonings. It’s not spicy at all. I will put a link to moong and masoor. I have attached both links for the dal so you can find them easily. Moong is a yellow colored dal and Masoor is a red colored dal. however, when you combine them that’s when the magic happens. A plate or bowl nothing about goodness.


The Tarka/Bhagaar (tempering) is a finishing touch that enhance the flavor. Tarka is a cooking method used in south asian cuisines. Tarka is a procedure where one takes  whole spices such as: chopped garlic, dried red chilies, chopped green peppers, curry leaves, cumin and sauteed briefly . I dare you to make this daal with and without the tarka you will see how essential it is for enhancing the flavor. I love garnishing with fresh chopped cilantro leaves.

Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal (The Best)


  • In the Instant pot, add lentils, water, ginger garlic paste , salt, red chili flakes, dried long red peppers, Maggie chicken cube , and turmeric and mix well.
  • Close the lid to the Instant pot.
  • Click the pressure cooker option and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • After ten minutes, vent the air to the Instant Pot and open it. Now add  1 cup of water if the lentil is thick
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.

Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal (The Best)


This recipe is a hit in our household. This recipe is filled with protein, fiber, and nutrients. It’s easy on the tummy for digestion. It’s vegetarian  and gluten-free. When I’m on a diet I just eat it raw with the spoon and it tastes splendid; on regular days I love it with some chapti or rice. Our toddler loves having it with some chopped onion and tomatoes on the side along with salt and pepper and few drops of lemon juice.

This recipe It takes less than 20 minutes to come together, It’s a perfect weeknight meal. I hope you give this recipe a try. For more recipes like this please checkout the following links Whole Masoor Dal (The Best), Mash Ki Daal (Dhaba Style)  and Zucchini Curry . If you have any questions about our recipes, techniques, or you just want to say hi! Please feel free to message us.  As always, if you try any of our recipes be sure to tag us on instagram @twoclovesinapot. Find us on Pinterest too, @twoclovesinapot. Please subscribe to our newsletter. We value honest feedback.

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Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal (The Best)
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Instant Pot Moong and Masoor Dal

This is an easy Moong and Masoor Dal recipe. Along with some delicious Tarka (tempering) this mouthwatering recipe has comfort food written all over it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Instapot, Moong Masoor Dal
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sarah Mirza



  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup masoor dal
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 round dried red pepper
  • 1 cube Maggie Chicken Coullion Known as Chicken Cube (optional)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt as needed
  • cups water

Tarka (tampering)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 15 curry leaves



  • In the Instant pot, add lentils, 4 cups of water, ginger garlic paste , salt, red pepper flakes, dried round red peppers, and turmeric and mix well! (If you used the chicken cube throw it in now and mix well)
  • Close the lid to the Instant pot.
  • Click the Pressure Cooker option and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • Vent the air to the Instant pot and open it.
  • Add ½ cup of water.
  • Add lemon juice and mix well!

Tarka (tampering)

  • Heat the oil, mix in cumin seeds, garlic, and curry leaves.
  • Keep stirring them til they are golden brown.
  • Spread it on top of the lentils and mix well!


lentils- Moong and Masoor 


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg


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11 months ago

5 stars
The best!

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