Well here goes. Instapot in a couple of hours. Let’s see if I can make a bastardized acceptable dal via a combination of some premixed flavor plus whatever we have on hand.
The lentils are soaking. Gotta give them a couple of hours at least.
(I have microwave dinners just in case this fails.)
EDIT: I made dal with a pre-made flavor mix. Used a bit too much. Soaked the lentils for 3 hours then cooked them. Yhey came out a bit mushy.
However! Edible. A bit of rice and something else would have made a whole meal.
I win at Beginner Instapot.