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Chana Dal Instant Pot

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Chana dal is a type of lentil that is native to India. It is a staple food in many Indian cuisines, and it is often used in soups, stews, and curries.

Chana Dal Instant Pot

Course: MainDifficulty: Medium


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This chana dal instant pot recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make way to enjoy this nutritious lentil. The dal is cooked in the Instant Pot, which makes it quick and easy to prepare. The spices give the dal a flavorful and aromatic taste.


  • 1 cup chana dal (split chickpeas)

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • Rinse the chana dal in a colander until the water runs clear.
  • Add the chana dal, water, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and salt to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and seal the valve.
  • Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir in the cilantro and serve.


  • For the best results, use a high-quality chana dal.
  • If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can cook the dal in a pot on the stovetop.
  • Be careful not to overcook the dal, or it will become mushy.
  • Serve the dal with rice, roti, or naan.

Here are some additional details about the recipe:

  • The dal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • The dal can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat the dal, simply thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it in a pot on the stovetop or in the microwave.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for chana dal instant pot!

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