Langar Ki Dal
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Langar Ki Dal

Make a healthy, vegetarian Indian dish in your Instant Pot. This traditional Langar Ki Dal combines two types of dal to make a hearty dish that's perfect.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dal Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Dal, Indian Food, Indian Recipes, Instant Pot Dal, Langar Ki Dal, Langarwali Dal, Pressure Cooker Dal, Traditional Dal, Traditional Indian Recipes, TwoSleevers, Vegetarian Dal, Vegetarian Recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



Pressure cook

Cook separately


  • Combine the Urad and chana Dals with water, salt and turmeric, and cook under High Pressure for 30 minutes. You can use the BEAN setting on your Instant Pot for this.
  • Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan on your stove, and when that's hot, add the ghee. When the ghee is hot and shimmering, add the chopped onion and sauté for 30 seconds. Add minced ginger and minced garlic and cook these aromatics for 5 minutes, until the edges of the onion start to brown slightly.
  • Add tomato and spices and mix well. Add water and mix again.
  • Crush the tomatoes with the back of your spoon as they cook. Set aside until the dals are cooked.
  • Once the dals are cooked, allow the pressure cooker to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and release any remaining pressure.
  • Using your spoon, crush the dals well to get a creamier texture, leaving some whole dal in the mix.
  • Pour in the tomato and onion mixture and mix well before serving.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 35mg