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Make a big batch of this vegan Instant Pot Lentil Dal and enjoy it for meatless lunches and dinners the rest of the week. 177 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
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Instant Pot Lentil Dal (Indian Lentils)

Make a big batch of this vegan Instant Pot Lentil Dal and enjoy it for meatless lunches and dinners the rest of the week. 177 calories and 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 Cups
Calories: 177kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set the Instant Pot to the Saute setting. Heat the ghee or coconut oil. Add the onion and ginger. Cook, stirring, until the onion softens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, curry paste, coriander and cumin, and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Whisk in the coconut milk and vegetable broth, then stir in the red lentils.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot, close the steam vent and set to HIGH pressure using the manual setting. Decrease the time to 8 minutes. It will take about 20 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach pressure.
  • Once the time is expired, wait for 10 minutes, then carefully use the quick release valve to release the remaining pressure.
  • Season with salt, to taste.
  • Serve or store in the fridge.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 2 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 5 (Old SmartPoints), 4 (Points+)
*The nutritional information was calculated using ghee, but it is nearly identical (and Weight Watchers Points are the same) when coconut oil is used.
**For a spicier dal, use spicy curry paste or add some cayenne pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.66Cup | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 1.7mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 2.7g