Instant Pot Carrot & Yellow Lentil Soup

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Instant Pot Carrot & Yellow Lentil Soup
J
Jane

2 Ratings
4

A mild, fragrant curry infused lentil and carrot soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (1) medium onion diced
  • 1 cup (2) medium carrots chopped
  • 2 tsp (4 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 1 Indian dal blend
  • 2 cups yellow* or red lentils
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • optional: chili flakes, yoghurt, cilantro

Instructions

  1. Slow Cook: 1) heat oil in a skillet, sauté onion and carrots for 2 minutes 2) turn off heat and stir in the garlic, transfer to cooker 3) stir in the Indian Dal blend, yellow lentils, broth, water 4) stir, cover & cook on LOW: 8-9 hrs or HIGH 3 1/2 hrs 5) remove lid, stir, & blend if you prefer a smooth soup 6) stir in the salt (to taste), lemon juice, and serve with yogurt and chili flakes
  2. Pressure Cook: 1) heat oil in the cooker on sauté function; sauté onion and carrots for 2 minutes 2) turn off and stir in garlic, Indian Dal blend, yellow lentils, broth, water 3) secure the Instant Pot lid and pressure valve to Sealing 4) cook on Manual/Pressure for 8 minutes, and allow to Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes 5) remove lid, stir, & blend if you prefer a smooth soup 6) stir in the salt (to taste), lemon juice, and serve with yogurt and chili flakes

Tips

* yellow lentils are either split pigeon peas / toor dal and can be mistaken for chana dal / split garbanzos. You can use either, but it is important to know which one you are using because they have very different cook times. If using chana dal / split garbanzos increase the cook time to 25 minutes, Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes

substitute diced squash for carrots, yellow lentils for red, lemon juice for a tsp of vinegar