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Moong Tadka Dal (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Instant Pot Moong Tadka Dal

This Instant Pot Moong Tadka Dal is the easiest way to make dal that’s both simple and delicious! Pair it with some rice, pickled onions, and some aloo fry for a perfect weeknight meal!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT MOONG TADKA DAL:

Instant Pot Moong Tadka Dal

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Instant Pot Moong Tadka Dal
Moong Tadka Dal (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Instant Pot Moong Tadka Dal is the easiest way to make dal that’s both simple and delicious! Pair it with some rice, pickled onions, and some aloo fry for a perfect weeknight meal!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: instant pot
Custom Category: Dinner, Indian Main Course, Instant Pot Recipes, Lunch, Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
Tadka:
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 6 pcs curry leaves
  • 1 inch ginger , julienned
  • 1 garlic , julienned
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
Instructions
Instant Pot:
  1. Wash the moong dal and soak it in warm water for ideally 4-5 hours, otherwise at-least 1 hour.

  2. Press the sauté mode button on Instant Pot. When the Instant Pot is hot, add ghee, cumin seeds, and bay leaf. When it starts sizzling, add ginger, garlic and green chilies and let them sauté for 1 minute.

  3. Add in tomato purées, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Sauté for 5-6 minutes.

  4. Then add yellow moong dal, salt and water. Make sure to stir it.

  5. Put the lid on and pressure cook for 4 minutes on high in manual mode. Make sure your vent is on the sealing position.

  6. When the cooking is complete and the Instant Pot beeps, quick release the pressure and open the lid.

  7. Now put it on sauté mode again and let it simmer. Mix in your cilantro and garam masala, and adjust the consistency using water as desired, I kept it on the thicker side.

  8. To prepare the tadka, add ghee in a pan and once it heats up, turn the gas to a lower intensity and add cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, and garlic and let them crackle. Then add red chili powder and immediately add the tadka to the dal.

  9. Mix everything together and your Moong Tadka Dal is ready. Serve with naan or rice and enjoy!

Stove Top:
  1. Wash the moong dal and soak it in warm water for ideally 4-5 hours, otherwise at-least 1 hour.

  2. In a pressure cooker on medium heat, add in your ghee, cumin seeds, and bay leaf. When it starts sizzling, add ginger, garlic and green chilies and let them sauté for 1 minute.

  3. Add in tomato purées, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Sauté for 5-6 minutes.

  4. Then add yellow moong dal, salt and water. Make sure to stir it.

  5. Cook for 1 whistle on high flame and another whistle on medium flame. Switch off the gas and open the lid when the pressure releases.

  6. Turn on the gas on medium flame, mix in your cilantro and garam masala, and adjust the consistency using water as desired, I kept it on the thicker side.

  7. To prepare the tadka, add ghee in a pan and once it heats up, turn the gas to a lower intensity and add cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger, and garlic and let them crackle. Then add red chili powder and immediately add the tadka to the dal.

  8. Switch off the gas and mix everything together.

  9. Your Moong Tadka Dal is ready. Serve with naan or rice and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Moong Tadka Dal (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 383IU8%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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