Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils

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Rated 4.5 based on 7 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils
Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1 inch) piece ginger, peeled and minced
  • sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tomato, cored and chopped
  • 2 cups split red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 cups water

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Directions

  1. Melt butter in a 6-quart pressure cooker set to Sauté. Cook cumin seeds in butter until they start to pop, about 10 seconds; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir garlic and ginger with the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 60 seconds. Season with salt.
  2. Stir tomato with the onion mixture; cook until it starts to break down, 3 to 5 minutes; add lentils, garam masala, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne. Pour water over the mixture and stir.
  3. Seal lid on the cooker, turn vent handle to Sealing, and cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure.
Mealthy Tip

Toasting whole cumin seeds imparts incredible flavor to any dish. This process releases the natural oils in the seeds to reveal an intoxicating aroma. You will love having cumin seeds in your pantry for this recipe as well as other dishes!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 120 calories; 3g fat; 18.5g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 5mg cholesterol; 366mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 366mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 18.5g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
Sugars 2.6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 21%

* 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

Reviews

4.5out of 5 Stars

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Randall Hauk says:

If you like well-seasoned dishes, this can definitely go into your "go to" rotation for a simple and delicious dish. I prefer fresh chile to cayenne, so I'm chopping some into this to replace that when I have it available, but this otherwise comes together far too easily and quickly to be ignored! I figure it's intended as a side for many, but for me it's a great lunch on its own.

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Katie Hason says:

This was really delicious! I loved the taste and texture of this dish, it was perfect. Classic Indian cuisine!

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Laura Griffin says:

This was a vibrant, bright, and flavorful dish that I really enjoyed. I paired it with rice and fish. If you like Indian food, this dish is a must try. The garam masala, coriander, and turmeric flavors are classic and delicious!

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Geoff Villeneuve says:

I was amazed how well this turned out on my first try!

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Alex Cabral says:

One ingredient I thought this recipe was missing that I added was cinnamon. I used one whole cinnamon stick, which I discarded at the end. I also added lemon and jalapeño for extra flavor and spice. I love how quick and easy it cooks in my pressure cooker.

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Santana Williams says:

I used ground cumin instead of the seeds, and added a little extra ginger and garlic just because I love those flavors. Super simple recipe and great flavor. If you like Indian food, you will love these lentils.

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Tara Parsons says:

We omitted cayenne as I wasn’t sure if it would be too spicy. Ended up a tad bland and needed more salt. We ate it in pita bread Ruth cauliflower “rice”. Yum!