Place the stainless steel inner pot inside the Instant Pot® and add the lentils that have been soaking overnight with the same amount of fresh water.
Close and lock the Instant Pot lid. Make sure the steam release handle is turned to Sealing. Press Pressure Cook, Normal, and set time to 10 Minutes.
When done cooking, press Cancel and turn the steam release handle to Venting. Once all the pressure has been released, open the Instant Pot® lid. Remove and set the cooked lentils aside. (If there is water left, strain).
Place the stainless steel inner pot inside the Instant Pot®. Press Saute and set time to 20 Minutes. Add a bit of olive oil and sauté the onion, garlic, tomato, and ginger until softened.
Add the coconut milk, curry, turmeric, lemon zest, and hot pepper. Mix. Blend everything and return to the pot.
Return the cooked lentils along with the salt to taste, let cook for a minute, and you’re done!