Cooking "aloo-matar". Potato and hard lentils indian style?

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pressurecooker

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I'm Indian and wondering how to cook it. I've never cooked them before. Do I cook it like soft lentils? I cook soft lentils like this way.

1) 1:5 lentil to water ratio (after being soaked for some time).
2) Put it in pressure cooker, add salt and wait for 3 whistles.

What else do I need to do for hard lentils. I'm cooking "matar" here. I'm a beginner cook and I don't want online hi-fi receipes.
 

pepperhead212

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Which of the lentils are you using? 5:1 water to lentils ration will give you a very thin soup like mix. The cubes of potatoes can be added after the initial cooking of the lentils, and either cooked under pressure for a short time, or simmered, until done, which is maybe 10-15 minutes. I'm not sure what seasonings you add to this - it varies, by region, and it is also cooked much dryer, in some cases.
 
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