instant pot recipes

Instant Pot Sabut Masoor

Instant pot sabut masoor

Serves: 3-4 persons


  • 1 cup whole masoor
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 tomato chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Wash and rinse masoor couple of times and keep the rinsed masoor aside. Turn on the saute mode on instant pot. Add 1 tablespoon oil and cumin seeds.
  2. As the seeds crackles, add asafoetida and chopped onion. Stir well and add ginger garlic paste. Cook for ½ minute and then add chopped tomatoes. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and add rinsed masoor. Add water and mix everything.
  4. Cancel the saute mode. Put the lid on into sealing position. Press manual for 10 minutes on high setting.
  5. After 10 minutes, let the pressure realese naturally. As the pin drops, open the lid. Add lemon juice and mix everything with the spatula.
  6. Add chopped cilantro and serve hot with roti.