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Instant Pot Kali Dal & Rice
Instant Pot Kali Dal & Rice
Instant Pot Kali Dal & Rice
Instant Pot Kali Dal & Rice

Instant Pot Kali Dal & Rice


Note: Instant Pot kits are shelf stable and do not contain meat or produce. They are designed for the instant pot and can be shiped nationwide. They come with Rice and an bag-in-pot bag ( watch video)

Kali Dal is one of our favorites despite its misnomer of a name. You see, kali means black, but this dal is decidedly brown. Black or brown, we love its bold heartiness, its comforting warmth, and its bountiful nutrition. Big in plant protein, dal (lentils), rice and a green chili pepper are what makeup both the simplest of Indian meals and the most universally loved.

Everything is in the Kit

  • 1 Whole 'masoor' lentils and aromatic spiced ghee or avocado oil (for vegan) ‘tadka’
  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 1 bag-in-pot bag (watch video)

Ingredients: Organic Basmati Rice, Organic Lentils, Avocado Oil, Organic Ghee (eliminated for vegan), Organic Spices (Red Pepper, Asafetida, Turmeric) & Salt.

Instant Pot Instructions (blue steps are for bag-in-pot rice)

  1. Add 4 cups of water, and then lentils.
  2. Cut the rice bag open and pull apart the bag base to enable it to stand upright.  Add 1 cup of water to the rice bag.
  3. Stand the rice bag upright in the center of the pot.
  4. SEAL and cook at HIGH PRESSURE for 21 minutes.
  5. Once done, rest for 10 minutes, and then VENT to release the remaining pressure. Remove lid.
  6. Take out the cooked bag of rice.
  7. Enjoy!

Stovetop instructions

  1. Set the rice to cook.
  2. Bring 6 ½ cups water and lentils to a rapid boil. 
  3. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Cook till lentils are completely soft ~45 minutes. You may need to stir intermittently during the last 10 minutes of the process. Enjoy!

    Note: Salt is kept low, add to taste

    Garnish with: onions, lemon juice, cilantro 

    Leftover tip: prior to reheating add a splash of hot water as all lentils thicken over time.



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