This Madras Lentils recipe would be the best companion for this negative Fahrenheit temperature. Which is easy and simple to make and of course tastes extremely delicious. Loaded with protein-rich lentils and smothered in the smooth, creamy tomato sauce to lightened up the healthy weeknight dinner.
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Madras Lentils recipe

This Madras Lentils recipe would be the best companion for this negative Fahrenheit temperature. Which is easy and simple to make and of course tastes extremely delicious. Loaded with protein-rich lentils and smothered in the smooth, creamy tomato sauce to lightened up the healthy weeknight dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword Madras Lentils Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking time 8 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 152kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Adzuki beans /or lentils
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup tomato puree fresh
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp garlic grated
  • 2 tsp red chili powder /cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 cup water /until beans are submerged
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • Soak lentils overnight or until it is tender.
  • Set the instant pot in the sauté mode. 
  • Add cooking oil and onion. And sauté until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add grated ginger and garlic, cook until it is fragrant.
  • Add tomato puree and sauté until it thickens.
  • Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and cook 30 seconds. Cautious the ground spices should not get burnt.
  • Add beans and water. 
  • Select manual button and set the timer for 15 minutes and cook. 
  • And wait for 20 minutes to allow the pressure to release.
  • Open the lid, crush half of the lentil with the spoon gently.
  • Add salt and test the taste.
  •  Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Notes

Check the consistency, and add water to adjust to your preference. 

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.9mg