Pressure Cooker Golden Lentil Daal

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Rated 4.5 based on 11 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

Neutral oils, such as canola and grapeseed, are excellent options for this dish. Coconut oil, although not as neutral, is also great option and is all the rage lately for good reason! Coconut oil increases the healthy (HDL) cholesterol in your body, but it also helps to convert the LDL or “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 5g fat; 13.6g carbohydrates; 5g protein; 0mg cholesterol; 393mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat0g 2%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.0g
Monounsaturated Fat3.7g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 393mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 13.6g 5%
Dietary Fiber5g 20%
Protein 5g
Vitamin A5% Vitamin C15%
Calcium3% Iron16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

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Randall Hauk says:

Having an arsenal of dal recipes gives me cover for my trips to the Indian grocery on the other side of town so I can randomly try some of the interesting items they have while getting some bulk lentils beyond those boring brown ones I can find in any supermarket. This has become one of my favorites. It is just nicely seasoned and super-easy to make. I use Fresno chile as I don't technically know I've ever seen a "red jalapeno," which is fine because Fresnos are among my favorite chiles.

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Jessica Scott says:

I enjoyed making this classic Indian dish! It's so easy to make, which is perfect for when I'm craving healthy comfort food. You can probably also substitute with green or brown lentils. Another plus is that it reheats nicely the next day!

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Greg Jones says:

I've always bought the canned golden lentil soup, but I'm so glad to have found this recipe! This is a healthy soup made with flavorful, fragrant spices, and way better than store bought. The only thing I did different was add a little fresh squeezed lemon juice. Definitely going to make this again this winter.

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Jake Findlay says:

I couldn't find a red jalapeno so subbed green and it may have changed the flavor a little. Loved the full flavor of the fresh ginger and lemon combo. I topped this on jasmine rice.

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Jordan Clark says:

Lots of flavor! I also added garam masala (my new fave ingredient). The pressure cooker is perfect for making lentils and other grain legumes. That's the only way I cook it now.

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tom strand says:

this recipe is SO delicious! i added some cauliflower - thanks for a great recipe.

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Cate Franklin says:

Bland - hard to find red jalapeno, used a ripest green I could find, but even a red one would not have saved this.

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Leyla Abdulhay says:

My husband approved this and he is very discerning for his daal! It was my first recipe tried and it turned out perfect. I actually mixed the red lentil with yellow split peas and small yellow moong lentils. It turned out fantastic. Next time I may sauté some onions with it too. Fantastic recipe!

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El Sobreviviente Geraldo says:

It was perfect! Thank you

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Lexi Mills says:

Love this. I used chilli pesto as I didn’t have any peppers and it worked just as well. I’m going to experiment with different types of lentils now. I added a bit more garlic too.

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Nora Tejada says:

Made it exactly as instructed. Delicious! Adding it to my rotation.