Adasi is a vegan Persian lentil soup. This Instant pot version is a dump and go recipe free from oil.

Prep Time10minutes mins

Cook Time18minutes mins

Pressure Release Time18minutes mins

Course: Main Course, Mains

Cuisine: Middle eastern, Persian

Servings: 4

Calories: 179kcal


  • Instant Pot 6 qt


  • 1/8 cup brown rice
  • 3/4 cup green lentils
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 cup water


  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Spice mix

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Sumac
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt or to taste


Spice Mix

  • Combine all the ground spices under the spice mix list of ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  • Set aside.

Making the soup

  • Place the brown rice and lentils in a colander.
  • Wash them under running water twice.
  • Insert the inner pot into the Instant pot.
  • Add the washed rice and lentils to the inner pot.
  • Pour the stock in.
  • Tip in the finely chopped garlic, onions and tomatoes.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the herbs and stir to combine.
  • Tip in the spice mix and mix well.
  • Add the grated lemon zest and stir well.

Instant Pot cooking time

  • Ensure that the sealing ring has been inserted into the lid properly.
  • Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to SEALING.
  • Switch on the Instant Pot
  • Allow the cooking cycle to complete.
  • When the cooking cycle is completed, allow the pressure to release naturally.


  • Open the lid and gently mash the lentils.
  • If you find the soup too thick, add 1 cup water and mix.
  • Turn on SAUTE MODE- NORMAL-3 mins.
  • Allow the soup to simmer until the SAUTE cycle completes.
  • When done, serve hot.


Nutritional values are given here as a courtesy. Please consult a diet and nutrition expert for further detailed information.

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Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1091mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg