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instant pot mujadara


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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 5

Cost: $4.84 /serving


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Step 1

Wash and Soak the Brown/green lentil at least 5 hours or overnight in hot water.

Step 2

Wash and Soak Basmati rice for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Coarsely grind the Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, and green chilies either in mortar and pastel or in a mixer grinder. Keep this masala paste aside.

Step 4

Turn on the Saute mode, add diced onion, crushed Masala paste, soaked lentil, soaked rice, water and salt.

Step 5

Cover the Instant pot with locking lid, vent valve on sealing position set the timer for 6 minutes under high pressure.

Step 6

Once 6 minutes is done, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.

Step 7

Open the lid, add fried onions and cilantro. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Step 8

That's it! Instant pot Mujadara is ready to devour!

Step 9

Enjoy it with Yogurt and some salad on the side. Goes well with Tzatziki sauce too.