Red lentil dal


1/2 cup red lentils
1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch turmeric
1/2 TB tomato paste


1. Rinse quinoa well.
2. Place all ingredients in INSTANT POT inner pot.
3. Secure lid in place > Turn valve to SEALING > Select MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK > Adjust time to 6 minutes > After 10 seconds display will read ON
4. When time has lapsed > Allow for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE for 10 minutes > QUICK RELEASE remaining pressure by turning valve to VENTING > Remove lid away from you


This is one of the simplest Ground Leaf recipes. Toss everything in the pressure cooker, press a few buttons, walk away, come back to a meal full of protein and full of flavor. Add some tomatoes and avocados for a delicious plant based meal.