Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils

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Rated 5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils
Pressure Cooker North Indian Red Lentils


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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: 118 calories; 3g fat; 18.0g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 5mg cholesterol; 288mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat1g 7%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat0.9g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 288mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 18.0g 6%
Dietary Fiber7g 26%
Protein 7g
Vitamin A6% Vitamin C9%
Calcium4% Iron20%

* 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


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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!

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Amy Jean says:

Thank you for this amazing recipe! I added one cinnamon stick, from the previous comments. Also, instead of dicing up a tomato, I added one can of fire roasted petite tomatoes. Next time, I will not add any cayenne pepper, because I only added 1/8 of a teaspoon, & it was so hot. The other spices, as I checked are not spicy herbs, so next time I will only sprinkle on a bit of the cayenne pepper. I prepared this for 4 people, it was plenty for my husband and myself! I also used 4 different lentils: green, french, red, & beluga,( the most protein of the lentil.) They are little round & black lentils. If you are making it for 4 people on the instructions, use 1 1/2 cups of lentils, instead of the 1 1/3 cups. With the canned tomatoes & 4 cups water, it should suffice! Joy123