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Pressure Cooker Double Dhal

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“I call this double dhal because it has two different types of pulses and both sweet and regular potatoes. The method and seasoning are based on Moong-Chole Ki Dal, by Usha Rana which can be seen in its original form here: The main change was to include the potatoes because I wanted a whole meal in a pot. I also trebled the recipe so I could freeze it off in batches. I have a fairly big pressure and this lot barely fit so if you have a small one, maybe halve the recipe.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chana dal and lentils until water runs clear.
  2. Heat olive oil in pressure cooker and soften onions and garlic.
  3. Add all other ingredients apart from garam masala, salt and sultanas to pressure cooker.
  4. Lid and bring up to pressure.
  5. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Release pressure and open lid carefully.
  7. Add sultanas, salt and garam masala.
  8. Check for seasoning and add chili flakes and pepper to taste.
  9. Check doneness of potatoes and lentils and simmer until soft.

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