Instant Pot Green Lentils and Spinach Curry | Dal Palak
Quick one-pot lentils and spinach curry or the Dal Palak made in Instant Pot with green lentils. A perfect gravy for those busy weekdays!
dal palak, instant pot green lentils and spinach curry
rinsed and drained
finely chopped ginger
One bunch spinach
approx 4 cups, when chopped
Wash the green lentils and set aside. Also, wash the spinach and chop them roughly.
Set the Instant Pot in saute mode and when the display shows "HOT," add the coconut oil.
After 30 seconds, add the cumin seeds and finely chopped ginger and saute for 30 to 45 seconds.
Add the chopped tomatoes and mix. Then add the chopped spinach and cook for a minute.
Now add the salt, turmeric powder, curry powder, and ground pepper and cook 3 minutes.
When the spinach wilts, add the green lentils and two cups of water. Mix thoroughly and press the cancel button.
Close the Instant Pot lid and make sure the vent is in the sealing position.
Press the manual button and set the time to 20 minutes on high pressure. After cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally. Then open the lid and mash the lentils using a potato masher.
Mix it and serve hot with rice or any flat-bread.
Instead of curry powder, you can use sambar powder or garam masala.
I did not include any green chili but went with ground pepper. But you can include green chili as well.
You can make this curry with any other lentils like red or brown or yellow ones.
As always, adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
You can ignore the curry powder and add more pepper powder to make it a postpartum meal.