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Instant Pot Dal Sagga | Spinach and Lentils Gravy

A Bihari/Jharkhand style Dal Palak recipe popularly known as Dal Sagga prepared with spinach and mixed dals with the flavors of carom and cumin seeds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Pot Indian Recipes, spinach and lentil gravy
Servings: 4
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

Instructions

Prep – Work

  • Wash all the dals and soak them for 15 minutes.
  • Clean and chop the spinach roughly.

Instant Pot Method

  • Set the IP in sauté mode and add the oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, carom seeds, hing and red chili, broken into small pieces.
  • Sauté for a minute and then add the chopped spinach.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and combine them and cook this spinach mix for two more minutes.
  • At this stage add the dals and water.
  • Mix them thoroughly and set the IP in manual mode and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally and carefully open the lid once the pressure drops.
  • Remix the dal sagga, and that’s it. Serve it hot with rice or roti.

Pressure Cooker Method

  • Pressure cook the mixed dals by adding 2.5 cups of water and turmeric powder for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Let it cool and mash the dal nicely.
  • Heat a pan or kadai and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds, carom seeds, hing and red chili, broken into small pieces.
  • Sauté for a minute and then add the chopped spinach.
  • Add salt and cook the spinach for two more minutes.
  • Then add the mashed dal and mix them thoroughly.
  • Let it simmer for 5 minutes over medium flame and turn off the heat.
  • Serve the dal sagga hot with rice or roti.

Notes

  • You can use any spinach for this recipe and also the dals. If you use an equal amount of the ones that you have in your pantry.
  • Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
  • If you have soaked the dal for more than 30 minutes, then reduce the cooking time especially if you are using the instant pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 899mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1745IU | Vitamin C: 53.9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.5mg