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Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry is an easy and flavorful protein packed vegan entree. It's satisfying, healthy, nutritious and a complete dinner. It’s aromatic and absolutely inviting [ vegan + GF ] kiipfit.com

Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry

Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry is a flavorful protein packed entree. Its a medley of Indian spices and fresh herbs. All it needs is one pressure cooker and 30 minutes. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine glutenfree, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 224kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup dry green lentils (rinsed)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 5-6 basil leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt as per taste


  • Add olive oil to your instant post and set it to saute function. Then adjust its temperature to normal/medium.
  • Then, add garlic, ginger, asafetida, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Next, mix it well in the oil.
  • As soon you hear the sizzle add onion and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Then, add tomato paste and saute again for 30 seconds.
  • Now, add zucchini, broccoli, red bell pepper and saute again for 30 seconds.
  • Later, fold in green lentils and mix it with a spoon.
  • If you think the masala is sticking then cancel the setting of your instant post and add rest of ingredients to it. Or else let it be at the saute function while you add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cover the lid of the instant pot and close the whistle.
  • Thereafter, change the setting of instant post to beans/chili and let it cook in the normal/medium mode.
  • Once your instant post beeps release the whistle. Once the valve is ready to open pull out the lid and enjoy it warm with steamed rice/quinoa or naan with a side salad.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.2mg