I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
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- measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250 ml
- 3/4 cup,dry Green gram/dry whole green mung lentil/moong dal
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 large, onion chopped
- 2 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 tablespoon , ginger-garlic paste
- 3 split,green chillies
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, adjust to heat preference
- 1 teaspoon, coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala/curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
- 2-2.5 cups water
- 2 tablespoon ,oil (vegetable/canola or olive)
- cilantro/coriander leaves, for garnish
- juice of ½ lemon
- Wash and soak moong dal overnight(6-7 hours)
- Press saute mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot add cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
- Add ginger-garlic paste,saute till the ginger-garlic turns golden brown.
- Add onions,green chili and allow to saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent -stir regularly
- Then add tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes ,till tomato turns soft.
- Add turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander powder,garam masala and cook mixture for another 1 minute(avoid burning of spices)
- Now add soaked moong dal ,water, and salt give a stir.
- Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
- Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot,Set the pot to manual (High Pressure) and set timer to 3 minutes (for firmer moong beans) or 5 minutes(for softer,broken up moong beans).
- Once the pot beeps,manually do a quick pressure release(QR) (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
- Remove lid away from you,add cilantro and lemon juice. Also adjust consistency of the dal at this point.
- Whole green moong dal is ready and serve hot with boiled rice,roti,quinoa or eat as a soup
- 1. If you dont have time to soak lentils,You can still make this dish by setting timer to 15 minutes on the INSTANTPOT with (Quick Pressure Release) and for 3/4 cup of dry green lentils add 3 cups of water.
- 2. If you don't have garam masala, Add half teaspoon each of cumin powder and add half teaspoon of coriander powder.
- 3. If your dal is watery,you can turn on the saute mode and cook for another 2-3 minute in the end.
- 4. No onion/no garlic variation: You can take out the onion and can replace garlic with a pinch of asafetida/hing.