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Instant Pot Green Lentil and Kale Dal

This dal comes together quick and easy with the use of a food processor and Instant Pot.


  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 can whole tomatoes or skip and use diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 large handfuls kale
  • 1/5 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, tamari or soy seasoning
  • cilantro


  • Add onion and garlic to food processor and pulse 3-5 times. (Or mince) Set aside.
  • Add half a can of whole tomatoes and pulse until diced. Set aside. You can skip this and use diced tomatoes.
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Water sauté cumin seeds and mustard seeds for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add remaining spices and cook for one minute.
  • Add tomatoes, green lentils and water. Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 6 minutes and allow a natural release.
  • Add one can of coconut milk and kale. Close the Instant Pot lid and allow kale to wilt for 5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, tamari or Braggs Soy Seasoning and juice of half a lemon. Add salt to season.
  • Serve with rice, rice noodles or over a baked potato and top with cilantro and more fresh lemon juice. Enjoy!