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Instant Pot Green Moong Dal Recipe (Green Gram Lentil Soup Recipe)
This healthy green moong dal made quickly in the Instant Pot. It goes very well with plain rice or roti or have this green gram lentils soup as such with a piece of baguette bread.
Onion Tomato Masala
(fresh or frozen) I prefer chunky version
Whole green moong dal (Green gram dal)
rinsed or washed with tap water
Red chili powder
Cilantro or coriander leaves
Turn on the IP with saute mode.
Once hot add oil and cumin seeds. Let the seeds sizzle.
Now add onion-tomato masala, green moong dal, salt, red chili powder (if using) and water. The onion tomato masala already has chili powder and salt in it, so be careful.
Cover the IP with lid and keep the valve to sealing position.
Cancel saute mode and turn on the manual (high pressure) mode for 15 minutes.
Let NPR and open the lid once pin drops.
Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro.
Mix and it is ready to serve.
How to make Green Moong Dal without Onion-Tomato Masala:
Once cumin seeds sizzle, add ¾ to 1 cup of chopped onion, 2 teaspoons each ginger and garlic paste. Saute till onions are soft and translucent.
Then add 1 cup chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
Add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder.
Next add green moong dal, salt, and water. Follow the pressure cooking time and rest steps as mentioned above.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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