Sweet Potato Dahl in the Instant Pot | Interview and Cooking with Dr. Niki Davis, MD

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

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Niki Davis, MD is a “rocket scientist” turned physician. She is a medical doctor who is board certified in both family medicine and lifestyle medicine. In addition, she has a certificate in plant based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through eCornell. Her passion is to educate others on how to prevent and reverse chronic (lifestyle related) disease through a whole food plant based diet. She has had the pleasure of working with Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Anthony Lim, and Dr. Alan Goldhamer, among others. She will soon be available for TeleHealth appointments via https://plantbasedtelehealth.com/
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Sweet Potato Dahl:
2 small onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)
3/4 tsp turmeric
3/4 tsp garam masala
30 oz low sodium vegetable broth
1 cup red lentils
2 small sweet potatoes
6 – 8 cups spinach

Instant Pot directions:
Add all ingredients except spinach to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Release pressure manually. Add spinach while Dahl is hot, it will wilt. Serve alone or over rice.

Non Instant Pot directions:
In big non-stick saucepan, add onions and garlic, sauté until onions are cooked through and clear in color. Add red pepper flakes, turmeric, garam masala, vegetable broth, and lentils. Bring to boil then add sweet potatoes and lower heat to simmer and let cook until lentils and sweet potatoes are tender. Once cooked through, add spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.

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