Thai Curry Lentil Chickpeas for Instant Pot or Stove is a creamy, Asian comfort food with that Thai curry kick. It’s vegan, gluten free, and just as easy as my 30-minute Vegan Thai Coconut Vegetable Curry, only it’s made like a quick chili in the Instant Pot or on the stove!
Thai Curry Lentil Chickpeas for Instant Pot or Stove
Who needs more lentil and chickpeas recipes? I do! I do!
How about you?
Who needs more Instant Pot recipes? Roger that!
There’s a reason everyone’s throwing hallelujah hands in the air for the Instant Pot.
It’s the ultimate, hands-free, flavor-maker of easy, 30 minute meals.
Ok, so, it’s almost hands free…but it’s hands-free enough for me.
I mean, I love the feeling of being able to step away from cooking dinner while I multitask…and dinner still cooks. Then I come back to it, and boom…Thai curry!
Wait…what? Thai Curry?
Can you make curry in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?
You know it! Here’s the down and dirty (see full recipe below):
Please refer to full recipe below for detailed instructions.
- chop a few fresh ingredients and open a few cans
- set Instant Pot on saute…and saute some veggies
- toss in all other ingredients
- close/lock/seal lid, set pressure cooker buttons
- step away from the Instant Pot…and get stuff done
- allow 5 minute natural pressure release
- keep warm until ready to serve
How long do you pressure cook lentils in the Instant Pot?
For this Thai curry recipe, you definitely don’t want to overcook the lentils, so I do a manual time of +6 under high pressure with a 5 minute natural pressure release.
Any longer than that, and your lentils might resemble mashed potatoes.
I personally like lentils to hold their shape, but if you don’t mind them falling apart, knock yourself out and let them cook a few minutes longer.
Here’s what I love about this Thai curry:
It’s vegan, gluten free, budget friendly, freezer-friendly, efficient to make, EASY to make, and SUPER delish…I mean, what with all the Thai flavah going on!!!
Want more healthy soup and chili recipes?
And if you’re looking for some Italian, Instant Pot vibes, grab my Instant Pot Vegan Tuscan White Bean Kale Soup. It’s just as easy as this curry!
Ingredients you’ll need for Thai Curry Lentil Chickpeas for Instant Pot or Stove:
- coconut oil (or any oil)
- green onions
- fresh ginger
- fresh garlic
- red curry paste
- cherry tomatoes
- coconut milk
- dried brown lentils
Kitchen tools I use for this recipe:
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