Aloo Masoor Dal

Lip-smacking aloo masoor dal, potato with red lentils made in Instant Pot! A perfect dal recipe that you can serve with rice, roti, and other Indian flatbread. Check out the detailed recipe with step-wise pictures.


Potato With Red Lentils






43 mins




Rich & flavorful


You will need:

– ginger – green chili – garlic cloves – ilantro stems – oil – shahi jeera – cinnamon stick – leaf – onion – tomato – ground turmeric – masoor dal – potatoes – salt – water – garam masala – fenugreek leaves – cilantro – red chili powder


Simple & easy-to-follow


Step 1

– Add the fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro stems, and green chili to a blender.

Step 2

– Pulse into a coarse mixture without adding any water and set it aside.

Step 3

– Rinse the masoor dal thoroughly and soak it in water. Pressure cooking the dal – Set the Instant Pot in saute mode and add the oil. When the display shows “HOT,” add the shahi jeera, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf. Saute and ground mix.

Step 4

– Saute until the onions turn soft and tender and the garlic’s raw smell goes off. – Now add the tomatoes and water. Scrape the bottom and ensure the masala paste is not sticking to the pan.

Step 5

– Turn off the Instant Pot. Drain the water from the masoor dal and add it to the tomato mix. Add salt, turmeric powder, and potatoes.

Step 6

– Add water and mix well. Close the Instant pot. Pressure cook at manual/pressure cook mode and then release the pressure naturally.

Step 7

– Open the Instant Pot and mix well when the pressure is gone.

Step 8

– Carefully remove the potatoes and set them aside. Let the potatoes cool a bit and peel the skin. Mash them roughly.

Step 9

– Add the remaining water to the dal and mix and mash the dal thoroughly.

Step 10

– Set the Instant Pot in saute mode. Add the mashed potatoes, crushed dried fenugreek leaves, and garam masala.


– Mix and let the dal simmer and turn off the heat.


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