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Instant Pot Green Moong Dal

instant pot green moong dal

Instant Pot Green Moong Dal

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Servings 4 -5


  • 1 cup whole green moong dal soaked overnight or for a few hours
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 serrano pepper minced (adjust to taste)
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup onion masala
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • Cilantro garnish


  • Soak the lentils in cold water overnight (or for a few hours). Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • Press the sauté button, add the ghee/oil and allow it to heat up for a minute. Add the cumin seeds and serrano pepper to the pot. Once the cumin seeds brown, add the dal and remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 15 minutes at high pressure.
  • Naturally release pressure.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve.


  • This recipe is part of my onion masala series – be sure to check it out!
  • If you have frozen cubes of onion masala, just toss those in – no need to thaw them first.
  • This dal will thicken as it cools. When you warm up leftovers, you may need to add water to thin it out.
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