Simple Dal

Simple Dal

Good for Leftovers

Delicious, tasty, easy, and can potentially make some interesting leftovers, too.

Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes



  • Onion
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Red lentils
  • Fresh cilantro, dried coriander, and/or minced ginger
  • Jaswant’s Daal Seasoning for Red Lentils
  • Optional greens: kale, spinach



  • Chop onion, and saute in Instant Pot
  • Add water, red lentils, and optionally: cilantro or coriander
  • Add Jaswant’s spices
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot, close the steam release valve and set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • After cooking, wait a few minutes, quick release, and allow to cool. Stir in finishing seasoning (Garam Masala). Optionally to healthify, while cooling, add some spinach or chopped kale
  • Enjoy your Daal! (The next day: if you have some leftovers that have congealed a bit, you can roll into balls, and put in an air fryer for 20-25 minutes for a nice salad addition or stand-alone food.)


Equipment Needed:

  • Instant Pot