Dal is such an important part of my Dad's side of the family. Everyone knows how to make it, and they make it fast. So naturally, I had to come up with my own quick version of instant pot dal. When I think of Dal, I think of my paternal grandmother, who we all called Bibi Ji. Bibi Ji was the queen of the family, and she always got what she wanted. Besides her affinity for McDonald's fish fillets, she loved dal. We had it almost daily.
They get their name from the crisp fresh coriander, green chillies and green onions that blend together only to burst through the earthy flavors that are also mixed into this delicious concoction.
In a time crunch? Then this 30 minute recipe is for you. Chickpeas make a hearty meal, and I always have multiple cans of chickpeas in my pantry. I also always have pre-fried onions on hand, which cuts down a lot of cooking time. That's why I'm never too far from a pot of delicious Chana Masala.