Instant Pot Lentil Chickpea Curry

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This super creamy, filling and healthy Instant Pot lentil chickpea curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food!

 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
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 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry

I think I’ve mentioned more than a few times now just how much I love making a good curry in my Instant Pot. Now, why? Curry seems to just come out perfectly creamy and tender in a pressure cooker, and it is just so darn EASY.

 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry

This particular curry is ridiculously silky and creamy and pairs extraordinarily well with some fluffy quinoa (if I must say so myself). It has a hint of spiciness which can be easily adjusted by increasing or decreasing the red chili flakes. And, it makes for some excellent leftovers and also freezes quite well!

 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • super creamy
  • healthy
  • filling and comforting
  • gluten-free and vegan
  • not too spicy, not too sweet
  • high in protein and fiber
  • great as a leftover or stored in the freezer until ready to serve
  • lovely when served with quinoa or rice (I like this Instant Pot Basmati Rice!)
  • super DELICIOUS

 

All in all, this comforting Indian dish makes for one easy, healthy and tasty pressure cooker meal to serve alongside your favorite grains. Enjoy! xo.

 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry
 This super creamy, filling and healthy pressure cooker curry dish is made with chickpeas, red lentils, a tasty blend of Indian spices and a splash of lemon juice. It makes for some easy and delicious gluten-free vegan comfort food! #instantpotcurry #lemoncurry #pressurecookercurry #lentilcurry #chickpeacurry #instantpot #indianinstantpot #vegancurry

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Instant Pot Lentil Chickpea Curry

This super creamy Instant Pot lentil Chickpea Curry recipe is made with chickpeas, red lentils, spices and a splash of lemon juice. Vegan.
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Course: Entrées, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger root minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 2 cups chickpeas canned or pre-cooked
  • 1 cup red lentils dry/uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Press the ‘Saute’ button on your Instant Pot.
  • Add your oil, onion, garlic, carrots, and ginger root to the pot.
  • Saute (while stirring occasionally) for 5 minutes or until onions are looking translucent.
  • Stir in curry powder, cumin seed and red chili flakes. Saute 1 minute longer.
  • Press ‘Cancel’.
  • Pour in water, milk, chickpeas and lentils. Give a good stir.
  • Put lid on, close valve and cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Release any remaining steam, remove lid and stir in lemon juice and coconut sugar.
  • Salt to taste before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Also see: Zucchini Curry.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4156IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 5mg
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11 Comments

  1. Is it safe to assume the coconut milk would be that the kind that usually comes in a refrigerated carton or aseptic box (like almond milk) rather than the richer/fattier kind of coconut milk that comes in a can?

  2. How would you adapt this to use dried chickpeas.? Since you are already using the InstantPot…

      1. I was also wondering about using dried chickpeas. Thanks for providing the quantity and time increase. Would you need to add additional water if making this with dried chickpeas since they absorb a fair amount of liquid? If so, how much more water/liquid? Thanks!

  3. I don’t understand what went wrong, but when I opened the instapot it was super watery. Have I done something wrong?

    1. Hmm, it shouldn’t be very watery. Are you certain you used high pressure rather the low pressure?