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instant pot pressure cooker green lentil soup with coocnut milk served in a white bowl ,lemon wedge on top and spinach on side
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Instant Pot Green Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Green Lentil Soup is a hearty, yet full-of-flavor lentil soup made with green lentils, carrots, celery, red bell pepper ,coconut milk and indian spices.Delicious
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Indian
Keyword green lentil soup, instant pot, lentil soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 285kcal
Author bhavana

Ingredients

Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

  • 1 cup whole green or brown lentils ,rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes ,diced (about 1 cup)
  • 3 garlic garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (optional
  • 1 large carrots, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small red bell pepper ,diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk (optional)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Dry Spices:

Instructions

Instant pot method:

  • Firstly Wash and rinse the lentil, keep aside. Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it’s hot add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Next add onions and saute until they soften.
  • Add carrot, celery, red bell pepper, tomato ,green lentils ,dry spices like turmeric ,ground cumin ,red chilli powder ,curry or garam masala powder into the pot.Pour vegetable stock or water into the Instant pot along with some salt and black pepper.
  • Close the lid on the pot.Set the instant pot to SOUP mode for 15 minutes.When the instant pot beeps, Quick Release(QR). Open the lid.
  • Add in the spinach, lemon juice. Stir it all up. Green Lentil Soup is ready to enjoy!Add in the spinach, lemon juice. Stir it all up. Green Lentil Soup is ready to enjoy!

Notes

I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT.

Variation:

  • I have also added 1/2 cup of full fat coconut milk to the lentil soup in the end but its totally optional.I love the flavor of the coconut milk in this soup.
  • You can also add other greens like kale, mustard greens or chard.
  • You can use brown lentils instead of green lentils.
  • If you dont have celery or bell pepper you can still make this dish without those.Tastes divine!
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 1233mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 14900IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.8mg