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Instant Pot Lentil Curry With Spinach Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Healthy, Indian
Keyword: curry, lentils, spinach
Servings: 3 people


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 and 1/2 cups Blonde lentils Brown lentils
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 and 1/2 cups veggie broth
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup plant-based milk Coconut, almond, soy, ...


  • Select the sauté function on your instant pot and add the olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add the onion and the spices. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the lentils and mix well. Turn off the sauté function. Add the veggie broth and the tomatoes.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and click on manual. Set the timer to 8 minutes. The instant pot will take 15 to 20 minutes to reach pressure. Then, it will take 7 minutes to come to 0. Do a 5 minute Natural Release (NR), then a full Quick Release (QR).
  • Turn the sealing valve to venting carefully and let the steam come out. When it’s safe to open the lid, open it and add in the milk and the spinach while stirring.
  • Serve with some rice or naan bread and enjoy!