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Instant Pot Daal Stew

My Instant Pot Daal Stew is a warm mix of red lentils, potatoes, carrots, celery, beans, onions, and spices.
Servings 6 500 mL jars
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Natural Release 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 6 quart Instant Pot
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sieve
  • Knife or food processor with dicing blade
  • Cutting Board
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Canning equipment if jarring


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil You can substitute for ghee or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 large russet potato diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup frozen green beans cut
  • 1 tbsp ginger/garlic masala
  • 1 tbsp thana jeeroo
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups dried red lentils rinsed
  • 2 cups water


  • Turn the Instant Pot onto sauté. When hot, add the oil and onions. Sauté until the tips are lightly brown, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the potato, carrot, celery, and green beans. Sauté until the green beans start to defrost. About 2 minutes.
  • Add the ginger/garlic masala, thana jeeroo, sea salt, garam masala, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Press "cancel". Add 4 cups of water and scrape off all the good stuff from the bottom (deglaze). Add the lentils. Put on the lid. Cook at high pressure for 2 minutes. Natural release for 5 minutes then quick release.
  • After the pressure has been released, add 2 cups of water. Stir well so that the lentils don't stick to the bottom. Put on the lid. Cook for another 2 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release any remaining pressure.


If you are going to pressure can: 11 pounds of pressure for 1 hour, adjusting for altitude.
Author: Jules Sherred
Calories: 327kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Indian


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Daal Stew
Amount Per Serving (500 mL)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 624mg27%
Potassium 1010mg29%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2158IU43%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.