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Instant Pot Dal Tadka

Enjoy very tasty Instant Pot yellow dal tempered with cumin, curry leaves and spices(Dal tadka).

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • instant pot


  • 1 tbsp cooking Oil
    1 tsp Cumin seeds + 1tsp mustard seeds
    Few Curry Leaves
    1/4 tsp Asafoetida
    Garlic – 1tsp
    1/2 Onion finely chopped
    1 Tomato finely chopped
    1 cup Split Pigeon Pea (Toor dal) and with 1tbsp Masoor dal(washed and keep it aside for 10 min)
    3 cup Water
    Cilantro to garnish

  • Spices
    1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric powder
    1/2 tsp Coriander powder
    1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
    Salt as per taste


  • Start the instant pot and set it to Saute mode. Now start by giving tadka with cumin seeds,curry leaves, garlic and asafoetida.

  • After first step add the chopped onions and cook until the onions turn golden brown.Now add tomato and spices and cook for another couples os minutes.

  • Add the washed dal and water. Stir it.Now cancel the saute mode and change it to pressure cook mode at high pressure for 20 mins. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release.

  • Garnish with cilantro and stir. Dal tadka is ready to be served