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Instant Pot Dal Lasooni - Garlic Lentil Soup

Let's make this garlicky lentil soup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4




  • Wash the lentils a few times and discard the water. Make sure there is no residual water.
  • Wash and finely chop the cilantro and slit the Serrano pepper.


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal.
  • Add oil to the pot.
  • When the oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds splutter, add whole dried red chili peppers, asafoetida, Serrano pepper, and the garlic paste. Stir.
  • Sauté for 30 seconds and add the dal, water, red chili powder, ground turmeric and salt. Stir. Make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot and scrape the bottom of the pot well.
  • Press cancel.
  • Select manual and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Use quick pressure release to depressurize. Open the lid.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with cilantro.


  • Serve with steamed rice or roti.
Keyword Instant Pot Dal Lasooni, Instant Pot Easy Dal, Instant Pot Garlic Dal, Instant Pot Garlic Lentil Soup, Instant Pot Lasooni Dal, Instant Pot Lentil Soup