Lentil Tikka Masala

In the midst of the cold and runny noses everywhere, this warm dish with ginger and turmeric is perfect to keep those germs in check.  Also, lentils are amazing. 

Note: this recipe uses an Instant Pot pressure cooker.  If one is not available for your use, the recipe can be created by slow cooking the beans on the stove, cooking in a crock pot, or using canned beans instead.  Your choice!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 32oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro or mint for garnish

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients except for garnish in the Instant Pot
  2. Seal the Instant Pot and set to “Manual” for 15 minutes
  3. Once the timer goes off, allow the pot to depressurize for 15 minutes
  4. Vent the Instant Pot until the pot is completely depressurized
  5. Serve with baked sweet potato, grains, or other baked goods like flatbread, recipe here
  6. Enjoy!

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