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garlic dill lentils
Garlic Dill Lentils
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A delicious lentil dish cooked with fresh dill, garlic and green chillies.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: garlic dill lentils
Servings: 3
Calories: 211 kcal
Author: Archana
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hing{asafetida} optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 green chillies sliced into half, 1 jalapeƱo sliced
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 10 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup split red lentils/masoor daal or mung daal rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chopped dill leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon chickpea flour/besan mixed in 1/4 cup of water
  1. Turn Instant Pot to Saute(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays add ghee or oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add hing, turmeric, green chilies, garlic and curry leaves. Mix well and cook for a minute. Take out most of this tempering in a bowl and reserve.

  2. Add lentils and chopped dill to the Instant Pot. Mix well. Add 3 cups of water and salt. Mix again deglazing the pot to make sure the lentils are not sticking to the pot.

  3. Close Instant Pot with pressure value to sealing. Set to manual/pressure cook(hi) 4 minutes. Allow 5 minutes of natural pressure release and then carefully quick release the remaining pressure.

  4. Open Instant Pot and mix with an immersion blender or mash the lentils with the back of a spatula. 

  5. Set Instant Pot to saute mode. Stir in chickpea flour mixed in water and half of the reserved tempering. Mix well and bring to a gentle boil.

  6. Take out the lentils in a serving bowl. Serve hot topped with remaining tempering and steamed rice or parathas. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Dill Lentils
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 901mg 38%
Potassium 600mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 50.9%
Vitamin C 122.8%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 27.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.