Instant Pot Toor Dal Tadka Recipe – Pressure Cooker Split Pigeon Peas – Arhar Dal – Indian Lentils

Instant Pot Toor Dal Tadka Recipe – Pressure Cooker Split Pigeon Peas – Arhar Dal – Indian Lentils

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This Toor Dal Tadka is a simple yet most delicious tasting wholesome and nutritious Indian lentil recipe made using yellow split pigeon peas in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. Here, Toor dal or Yellow Split Pigeon Peas are cooked with a spicy and flavourful onion tomato masala.

This bowl of flavorful and comforting spiced yellow split pigeon pea along with some piping hot rice and roti makes an ultimate comfort food.

This easy toor dal tadka makes a quick, easy, and satisfactory meal for weeknight dinner when you don’t have much time to prepare supper. It is a gluten-free dal tadka/dal fry recipe that can also be made into vegan.

Dal chawal (lentils curry + rice) is a staple in Indian homes. In the Northern parts of India, toor dal is one of the most eaten dals with steamed rice. There, the term ‘dal chawal’ always refers to toor dal and rice.

This Toor Dal Tadka can be pressure cooked either in an Instant Pot or a stovetop pressure cooker.


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Click here for the full recipe with all the tips & tricks:

Serves: 4-5
For Toor Dal Fry:

☛ 1 cup toor dal (split pigeon peas)
☛ water 3 cups or as needed
☛ 2 tablespoons ghee or oil
☛ 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
☛ 1 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
☛ 4 cloves (laung)
☛ 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped or grated
☛ 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped or grated
☛ 1 medium-sized onion, chopped
☛ 1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
☛ 1/4 green chili, slit
☛ 1 teaspoon kashmiri or regular red chili powder
☛ 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
☛ 1 teaspoon coriander powder
☛ 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
☛ salt as per taste
☛ 1 tablespoon cilantro (coriander) leaves

For Tadka (Tempering):

☛ 2 tablespoons ghee or oil
☛ 1 pinch of asafoetida
☛ 1 teaspoon cumin jeera
☛ 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped or grated
☛ 1/4 green chili, slit
☛ 1 tablespoon cilantro (coriander) leaves
☛ 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri or regular red chili powder

For serving:

☛ 1/2 lemon

How to Make Toor Dal In Instant Pot:
Rinse Toor dal 3-4 times and set it aside.
Start the instant pot in sauté mode and heat ghee in it.
Once the ghee is hot, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves to it.
Saute for a few seconds and add the onions and green chili.
Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, chopped ginger, and chopped garlic to it.
Saute for 3-4 minutes or till mushy.
Now add rinsed dal and give it a mix.
Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything well.
Add 3 cups of water and mix well.
Cancel the SAUTE mode. Close the lid, and set the valve to sealing.
Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for 7 minutes.
NPR (Natural pressure release). Once the pin drops, open the lid.
Press the cancel button and then press the saute button. Mix well and mash dal lightly using the back of a spoon.
Add 1 tablespoon of coriander leaves and garam masala powder.
Mix well and boil for 5 minutes. Toor Dal Fry is ready.

How To Make Tadka (Tempering) For Toor Dal:
Heat ghee in a tadka pan over medium heat.
Add asafoetida, and cumin seeds and let them crackle.
Add chopped garlic cloves saute until garlic turns light brown.
Add dried red chilies, green chilies and cook for a few seconds.
Add coriander leaves, Kashmiri red chili powder and stir it.
Fry for few seconds and remove from heat.

How To Serve Toor Dal Tadka:
Transfer cooked toor dal fry to a serving bowl.
Pour the prepared tadka and garnish with coriander leaves. Drizzle with some lemon juice. Serve toor dal hot with chapati and rice.

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Date Published 2021-01-02 16:44:50
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