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toor dol instant pot in a bowl with rice

Indian Toor Dal Instant Pot Recipe With Rice

Gina Dickson
Toor Dal Instant Pot Recip is an easy Indian recipe made with yellow split pigeon peas, aromatic spices all cooked in an Instant Pot pressure cooker. This Instant Pot method makes a quick and nutritious dinner your whole family will enjoy, and you won't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 471 kcal



  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons ginger fresh, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cup yellow lentils dried
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder optional add more if you like it spicy
  • 1 15 oz coconut milk with cream can
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 dates chopped for topping
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped for topping
  • 1/4 cup coconut unsweetened shredded for topping

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  • Wash the dal by rinsing in a colander. Set aside rinsed dal.
  • Push the pressure cook button to saute, and heat coconut oil for 30 seconds. Next, add garlic to hot coconut oil and sautee for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, fenugreek, turmeric, saute for one minute, continually stirring. This is called tempering, and it helps draw out the flavors of the spices.
  • Add the fresh ginger, salt, lentils, cayenne, coconut milk, and vegetable broth.
  • Lock the pressure cooker lid in place. Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 15 minutes cook time. When done, allow the pressure to naturally release for about 10 minutes. The dal will continue to cook during this time. At 10 minutes, quick release the pressure valve for the remaining pressure.
  • Serve over rice and top with chopped fresh cilantro, coconut flakes, and chopped dates.

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If you like your food spicy, add another 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder when tempering your spices. You could also top with red chili flakes when serving.


Serving: 1gCalories: 471kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 26gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 2591mgPotassium: 1071mgFiber: 31gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1012IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 9mg
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