Spinach Daal
A staple in Indian homes, daal is a healthy lentil dish made in ghee with healthy and whole some ingredients like tomatoes, garlic and spinach
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tablespoons ghee
  • 1teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 green chiliescut into halves
  • 2tablespoons garlicchopped
  • 8leaves curryoptional
  • 2 plum tomatoesdiced
  • 1cup lentils(split and skinned greenor split red lentils or yellow pigeon peas)
  • 2cups spinachrough chopped
  • 2teaspoon salt
  • 4-5cups Water
  1. Turn Instant Pot on Saute mode. Once the “hot” sign displays, add ghee. Add cumin and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add turmeric, green chilies, garlic and curry leaves. Mix well.
  3. Add tomatoes, lentils, salt and 2 cups of water. Give a quick stir.
  4. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Manual at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. When time is up allow natural pressure release, or do quick release, after about 5 minutes of natural pressure release.
  6. Add approx 2 cups of water to bring the lentils to desired consistency.
  7. Blend the daal using immersion blender. Add chopped Spinach and mix well.
  8. Cook on Sauté until the daal comes to a gentle boil.
  9. Turn the Instant Pot off by pressing Cancel. Add more water if required. Adjust salt to taste.
  10. Serve hot with steamed basmati rice.
  11. Note: Everyone has a different consistency they like for the daal. Adjust water to your liking. This recipe was tested using 4- 5 cups of water and turned out fantastic.
Recipe Notes