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Yellow Moong Dal with Spinach Recipe

Yellow Moong Dal with Spinach is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - yellow moong dal
  • 1 bunch fresh Spinach chopped fine
  • 1 tsp - ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, grated
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp - coriander, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp - clove-cinnamon powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - each cumin and Mustard Seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • How to Make Yellow Moong Dal with Spinach:

    1. Wash dal and pressure till done (approx. 2 whistles will do).
    2. Cool and remove dal from cooker.
    3. Wash and drain spinach.
    4. Put half the spinach in a mixie, add 2 green chillies and blend.
    5. Heat 1.5 tbsp ghee. Add seeds and splutter.
    6. Add garlic, ginger and chopped spinach. Stir. Add ground spinach. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
    7. Add dal and coriander. Bring to a boil. Do not overcook.
    8. Remove from heat.
    9. Heat remaining ghee in a small pan.
    10. Add clove cinnamon powder, remaining 2 chillies and pour over dal.
    11. Add lemon juice and salt. Stir well.
    12. Serve hot with rice or parathas.
    13. Variations:
    14. Use fenugreek (methi) leaves or other greens instead of spinach. Use any other dal of your choice instead of yellow moong dal.


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