Dhaba Style Tadka Daal – Instant Pot

Dhaba Style Tadka Daal


Main Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 5-7 Kadi Patta (Curry Leaves)
  • cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Red Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 1 cup washed Toor Daal (Split Pigeon Pea)
  • 3 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Dhaniya (Cilantro) to garnish (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Haldi (Turmeric Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania (Coriander Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Mirchi (Red Chili Powder) 


  1. Start you Instant Pot in sauté mode and add the oil until it heats.
  2. Add Jeera and once it splutters add Garlic and Kadi Patta.
  3. After the Garlic turns light brown, add the chopped Red Onion and cook for 2 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  4. Add Tomato and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add spices and sauté for another minute.
  6. Add the washed daal and water.
  7. Switch the Instant Pot setting to Pressure Cook for 6 minutes and Quick Release the pressure.
  8. Garnish with dhaniya (optional) and serve.

**If you like your daal to be on the thicker side, reduce the use 2.5 cups of water instead of 3.**

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