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Instant Pot Sookhi Dal Sabzi

sookhi dal sabzi

Instant Pot Sookhi Dal Sabzi

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  • 1 cup split white lentils these are also known as split hulled urad dal, rinse and soak in water for 2 hours
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 green chili minced
  • 1 cup water



  • ¼ cup cilantro to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion to taste
  • 2 green chilies chopped, to taste
  • Lemon wedges


  • Soak the split white lentils for 2 hours. Drain, rinse and set aside for now.
  • Press saute, add oil and once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When the cumin seeds brown, add the onion and green chili and saute for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
  • Add the garlic, stir, then add the lentils, water, spices and mix well.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • Naturally release pressure (takes approx. 15 minutes).
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, onion and green chilies and lemon.
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