I Made A Delicious Dal Gosht In My Instant Pot - Meat And Lentils Cooked Together

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Oct. 28, 2020

I think almost everyone knows what Dal or Dhal is today. In it's simplicity, it wows everyone. A Dhal made with lentils typically Masoor or Chana Dhal is Vegetarian and mostly Vegan. This version is for the meat eaters :) Silky Toor Dhal is cooked together with chunks of meat and then mixed together with a masala base of spices, onions, chillies and tomatoes.


Meat & lentils
Split pigeon peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lamb 2 Pound (bone in meat)
Salt To Taste
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger 1 Inch
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Sliced onions 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Dried kashmiri chillies 2
Green chillies 2
Julienne of ginger 1 Tablespoon
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Diced tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ginger and garlic paste 2 Tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Chopped coriander To Taste



1. Add oil to the Instant Pot or a Pressure Cooker and brown the meat

2. Add salt, turmeric and pieces of Ginger that will be discarded later

3. Add the dal, the water, cover and cook on Pressure Cooker mode for 30 mins or 2-3 whistles on a regular pressure cooker

4. In a saute pan add oil and saute the onions, add salt to caramelize and when brown add the dried chillies, the green chillies and the julienne of ginger

5. Saute for a few mins and reserve some onions, ginger and the whole green chilli for garnish

6. Add the coriander seeds to the pot, together with the cumin seeds

7. Add the tomatoes, ginger and garlic paste, the chilli and cumin powder and the Garam Masala

8. Squish the tomatoes with the back of the spoon and add the water so it doesn’t burn

9. Once the meat is cooked, let the IP naturally release and then add it to the masala and stir

10. Add salt to taste

11. Add the reserved garnish as well as some coriander

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4