Instant Pot Lentil Curry Recipe

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Alice Published: February 17, 2021 Modified: February 18, 2021
Instant Pot Lentil Curry Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot Lentil Curry

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Easy and quick, this recipe highlights a creamy and rich lentil curry made from green lentils, coconut milk, and spices for a scrumptious instant pot dish.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
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  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ginger, ground
  • 15 oz crushed tomatoes, (1 can)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed, sorted
  • 13½ oz full-fat coconut milk, (slightly less than 1 cup)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. Once hot, add oil.

  2. Once oil is shimmering, add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until translucent.

  3. Add the garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Turn off sauté setting.

  4. Add the tomatoes, water, and lentils and stir. Place the lid on, turn the pressure valve to sealing, and cook on High pressure for 12 minutes.

  5. Allow steam to naturally release, let pressure valve drop, then stir in the coconut milk, salt, and pepper.

  6. Sprinkle individual servings with desired garnishes. Enjoy!

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