Instant Pot Dal Fry Traditional - Recipes from India

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Quantity: 6 Servings
281 calories per serving


  • 1 1/2 cups lentils
  • 3 tablespoons of clarified butter
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard
  • 3 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 dried red peppers
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp. 1 tsp garlic paste with ginger
  • 2 green peppers, split
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of Kashmiri red pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves


  1. First in a pressure cooker 1 1/2 cup of lentils and 3 cup of water for 5-6 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Now in another pot, heat the butter and spray the mustard, cumin, dried red peppers and a few curry leaves.
  3. Add the onions followed by the garlic paste with ginger and 1 green pepper. Sauté everything well.
  4. Then add the turmeric, chili powder and coriander powder. Sauté over low heat.
  5. Add the tomatoes and sauté until it becomes soft and hot.
  6. Add the cooked dal (lentils) with 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix everything well.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the dal becomes smooth and absorbs the flavor.
  8. Now add the Kashmiri red pepper powder, 2 tablespoons of coriander and 2 teaspoons of dry fenugreek leaves.
  9. Finally, serve the dal fry with hot cumin rice or butter rice.


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