Moringa Dal


  • 1/2 bunch moringa/munagaku leaves
  • 1 cup yellow lentils
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 big tomato
  • red chili powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
  • 4 cups Water
  • First wash and de stem the moringa leaves. Get rid of tough stems as they don't cook well. Also wash and soak dal in water(for 20 minutes or so).
  • Put instant pot on saute mode high, then add oil and let it get hot.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds, curry leaves. Fry for a minute, then add Garlic, fry till golden.
  • Add onion, green chili and saute till onion fry. Then add tomato and fry till mushy.
  • Add moringa leaves and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, then add salt.
  • Add water and dal and mix well. Turn off saute mode
  • Put lid on, vent to sealing position, Do manual high for 15 to 20 minutes. Do natural release or quick release after 8 to 10 minutes warm mode, serve with rice.
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