Over the past few years I have been using Masoor Dal /Red Lentils a lot in my everyday cooking. Personally I feel they take less time to cook compared to regular Toor Dal or Moong Dal, also they are light on our tummy too. No bloating or heaviness and this particular Dal recipe goes very well with Rice, Roti or you can even have it like a soup. I have made a similar recipe using Moong Dal in pressure cooker. You can check the recipe here. Also there is another variation of Masoor Dal Tadka which you can check here.
Whether you make the Dal in Instant Pot or in Pressure cooker just make sure you first Sauté the veggies along with Spice Powders. This step is crucial. Add the lentils later and then cook them all together. If you are planning to add Tadka later you could do that as well.
Its been 8 days since I took up this challenge of trying to eat light for dinner. So far its going well. Yesterday I had this bowl of Dal as a soup along with Baked Eggplant and a simple Avocado Salad.
Day 8 Dinner bowl : Red Lentil Dal, Baked Eggplant and Salad