Spinach Dal

Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup-palak/spinach (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup- moong dal/yellow split lentil/green gram dal
  • 1 - onion (chopped)
  • 3- tomato (chopped)
  • 4-green chillies (slit lengthwise)
  • 1 tbsp- oil/ghee
  • 1 tbsp- turmeric powder
  • 1 stick-cinnamon
  • 4- cloves
  • 1 tsp-cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp-ginger garlic paste
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp- lime juice

How to Make Spinach Dal

  • Wash the moong dal and cook with enough water. If cooking over the flame, add enough water to the dal and bring it to boil.
  • Then bring the heat to medium and cook for about 20 mins, until the dal is cooked and tender.
  • Wash the spinach and chop it finely.
  • If using frozen spinach thaw it in the microwave and keep aside.
  • Add oil/ghee in a pan and when heated, add cumin seeds, cinnamon and cloves. Fry it for a minute.
  • Then add the onions, turmeric powder and green chillies.
  • Once the onions are fried, add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute for a minute and then add the tomatoes along with salt.
  • Cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  • At this stage add the spinach and mix well. Let it cook for about 10 mins or until the spinach is tender Now add the cooked dal.
  • If needed, add water to bring the dal to the required consistency.
  • Let it come to a boil and then simmer for about 10 mins.
  • Turn off the flame and just before serving add some lime juice.
  • Serve with rotis, pulkas or rice.
  • Recipe and image courtesy: My Cooking Journey
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