Spinach & Moong Dal Special

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 bunch - fresh spinach (thoroughly washed and chopped)
  • 1 cup - moong dal
  • 1 - tomato (medium size, chopped)
  • 2 pods - garlic (crushed)
  • 1 piece - ginger (crushed)
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - ajwain
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • juice from one lemon
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Spinach & Moong Dal Special

  • Wash the moong dal properly and pressure cook (three whistles).
  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan/pot.
  • Add the cumin seeds and ajwain and let them splutter.
  • Add garlic and ginger.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes until they are soft.
  • Add the moong dal along with the water used to pressure cook it.
  • Add some water if the gravy is too thick.
  • Add salt, sugar, red chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder and let the gravy simmer until everything is mixed well.
  • Add the chopped spinach and mix well.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Cover the pan/pot, keep stirring and let the gravy simmer for a few minutes until the spinach is tender.
  • Serve hot with phulka or rice and pickle.