Channa Dal with Spinach

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch - spinach, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup - channa dal
  • 1 - onion, sliced
  • 2 - green chillies chopped
  • 1 - garlic flake grated
  • 1 inch piece - ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp - wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric
  • 2 to 3 pinches - asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp - ghee or oil

How to Make Channa Dal with Spinach

  • Wash and soak channa dal in water.
  • Pressure cook channa dal in 1 cup water, for 2 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  • The dal should be soft, but intact.
  • Heat some water, immerse spinach and boil it.
  • Blanche spinach for a minute, take off from the fire and drain.
  • Run tap water over the spinach and let it drain.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add seeds, asafoetida, allow to splutter.
  • Add ginger, chillies, garlic stir, add onion, stir fry for 2 mins
  • Add channa dal along with its water, blanched spinach, salt.
  • Add turmeric, sprinkle wheat flour, stir and boil.
  • Simmer till the liquid gets slightly thickened.
  • Serve hot with fresh phulkas or steamed rice.

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