Instant Pot Mizo Dal

Instant Pot Mizo Dal

The next recipe that I am going to post under theme “protein-rich recipes.” is the Mizo Dal. It’s is a simple dal recipe from Mizoram. After four no onion no garlic recipes, here comes a dal recipe with both onion and garlic. :-) But of course vegan and gluten free. Like trevti dal, we use three different types of dal to prepare this recipe, and it is the moong dal, toor dal, and masoor dal.  Check out the super simple mizo dal that I made in instant pot with step by step pictures.

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Instant Pot Trevti Dal | Gujarati Trevti Dal


After green gram dal masiyal from TN and sobji dal from Bengal, the third instant pot recipe that I am going to post is from the land of Gujarat – The Trevti Dal. Trevti means three and as the name suggests we prepare this dal with toor dal, channa dal, and moong dal. Like sobji dal, this is also a no onion-no garlic, vegan and a gluten-free dal recipe. Check out the quick video recipe and the detailed written recipe below.

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Instant Pot Sobji Dal | Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal


The second recipe that I am going to share as a part of this mega marathon under the theme “protein rich dishes” is the flavorful mixed vegetable dal that is prepared with roasted moong dal. This Sobji dal is a popular recipe from the Bengali Cuisine, and it is known as  Sobji Diye Bhaja Muger Dal, meaning roasted moong dal with veggies. This dal is a no onion-no garlic, vegan and gluten-free recipe as well. Here are the instant pot and pressure cooker method of preparing the same.

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Instant Pot Mashed Green Gram Dal | Pachai Payaru Masiyal

Instant Pot Mashed Green Gram Dal

So it begins – the month protein rich dishes. The first recipe that I am going to post under the theme is Mashed Green Gram Dal or Patchai Payaru Masiyal as we say in Tamil. It’s a no-onion no garlic, vegan and gluten free recipe with any soaking time involved.  It’s a simple mashed dal tadka/kadaiyal prepared with green gram with the hint of tamarind. As I posted the theme details and what made me choose this sub-theme of Indian legume based recipes yesterday, I am not going to explain the same today. So let me get into recipe directly. :-) Let’s check out the first recipe, a video one from the state of Tamil Nadu. 

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Instant Pot Gujarati Lobia Masala Curry | Video Recipe


Before getting into the Thali spread, here is yet another Gujarati delicacy prepared with my favorite beans – Black eyed peas or cow peas or Lobia (Hindi). I love this legume so much so that, I always prepare pitlai with this instead of chickpeas and that’s what I posted on my blog too. When I saw that Lobia curry is quite common in Gujarati thali spread, I didn’t even think twice and made up my mind to prepare it. I did prepare, and here I am sharing the same with you all.

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Gujarati Sweet and Sour Dal

Sweet and Sour Gujarati Dal

I love rasam and dal, and I can’t get enough of rasam and dal. Rice and Rasam or Rice and dal both are a heavenly and comforting combo. Given the fact that they can be prepared quickly, I always look out for different dal and rasam recipes. Recently I shared Amti dal from Maharashtra, Cholar Dal from Bengal and Tomato Pappu from Andhra. Today I am going to share the khatti meethi, the sweet and sour dal from Gujarat.

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Instant Pot Tomato Pappu | Tomato Dal

Dals/lentils are one of the staple recipes of India. As I mentioned in my Cholar dal post, each and every state have their signature dal recipe. I have been posting simple dal recipes from the different Indian States and today’s dal recipe is the Andhra/Telengana special dal – Tomato Pappu or Tomato Dal. As the name indicates, is prepared with tomato and toor dal. The toor dal and tomatoes are pressure cooked and then simmered with simple spices and the ghee tempering.  I am going to share how I prepared this dal in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Amti Dal | Maharashtrian Style Dal

Here is the simple and comforting Maharashtrian style amti dal prepared with toor dal and goda masala in instant pot. Dal and rasam are my favorite and ultimate comfort food. Each and every region/cuisine has its own dal recipe. And all these dal recipes are unique with their own flavor. The cholar dal that I posted yesterday is a very mild dal with coconut and this amti dal is a tangy and mild dal prepared with toor dal.

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Instant Pot Bengali Cholar Dal | Video Recipe

I know I am posting back to back. I couldn’t resist myself from posting these day-to-day instant pot recipes. If it was sambar yesterday, it has to be a dal today. :-) Today I am presenting you the simple no onion no garlic cholar dal, the Bengali style dal with coconut, and nuts. This is kiddo’s favorite dal and read through the post to see how he prefers this dal.

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Slow Cooker Vegan Dal Makhani

Yes, you read the title right. Today I am sharing the vegan version of Dal Makhani. The word Makhani means butter and the traditional version calls for both butter and cream. I am presenting the vegan version sans butter and cream, but I can guarantee the rich and creamy taste, thanks to the slow cooking concept and of course my slow cooker.  Earlier this Monday, I posted the Vegan Turmeric and Saffron rice that I prepared in my rice cooker. Today I am presenting the gravy that I served along with the rice which I prepared in my slow cooker.

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