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Instant Pot Daal Recipe

Instant Pot Daal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


  • 400 gms Toor Daal Yellow split peas
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 to matoes finely chopped
  • Tarka: 4 tablespoons ghee 10 curry leaves, 4 red chillies, 5-6 cloves garlic thinly sliced, 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • Rice


  • Select Sauté on the Instant Pot.
  • Finely chop the onion and add to the inner pot with the oil and sauté until they start to brown,
  • Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, ginger and chopped tomatoes.
  • Wash and rinse the toor daal well until the water runs clear, then add this to the inner pot.
  • Add 2 litres of water, turmeric and salt to taste, then press cancel and secure the lid.
  • Select Pressure Cook, and set the time for 8 minutes. Press Start. When the cooking program finishes, let the pressure release naturally.
  • Meanwhile, make the tarka – Finely slice the garlic and fry in the ghee with the curry leaves, red chillies & cumin seeds & temper until the garlic is cooked, be careful not to burn it.
  • To serve, pour the tarka over the cooked daal and sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander.
  • Serve with rice.


Instant Brands Official Recipe Contributor:
Recipe by: @drchintalskitchen in collaboration with @rajahspices
Keyword Instant Pot, Official Recipe Contributor, vegetarian