Spicy Spinach Dhal

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Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of dhal. Throw in some baby spinach, add basic spices and it makes it even more delicious. This dish can also be prepared with masoor dhal but I prefer moong dhal.


Moong dal (yellow lentils) – 1/2 cup

Baby spinach – 2 cups

Garlic cloves – 3

Coconut – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1tbsp

Red chilli – 2

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

For tempering:

Mustard seeds

Urad dhal


Salt to taste

  1. Boil moong dhal and 3 cloves of garlic in water (2 cups) with some salt and turmeric powder for about 20 minutes until the dhal gets cooked completely.Mash it up well.
  2. Add 2 cups of baby spinach to the boiled dhal and cook until the leaves wilt. Add a cup of tomatoes and cook for an additional 5  minutes.
  3. In the meantime grind coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies and make a nice paste. Add masala paste to the cooked dhal/spinach mixture.
  4. Temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal in ghee.




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