Pressure-Cooker Lentil Stew
This tasty vegetarian stew lets you take a break from meat. Adding the cream at the end gives it a lovely smoother texture. —Michelle Collins, Suffolk Virginia
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing
Makes8 servings (2-3/4 quarts)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced, divided
- 8 plum tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 6 cups hot cooked basmati or jasmine rice
- Optional: Sliced green onions or minced fresh cilantro
- Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, cook and stir half the onions until crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, ginger and garlic, coriander, cumin and cayenne; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Press cancel. Stir in broth, lentils, water, green chiles and remaining onion.
- Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Just before serving, stir in cream. In a small skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook and stir until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Add to lentil mixture.
- Serve with rice. If desired, sprinkle with green onions or cilantro.