Langar Ki Dal

Community Kitchen Traditional Lentils

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

The Sikh community, originating in Punjab, incorporates community service as one of their key principles of living. This is manifested in the fact that Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) offer free community meals called langars. The hallmark of the langar meal is typically this simple wholesome stew of mixed lentils gently seasoned with ghee and ginger. The lentils cook for a long time to achieve the dishes rich consistency. We are able to do this without much fuss in the Instant Pot®. This meal is