Spinach Dal

Spinach Dal

Spinach cooked with pulses in mild tempering.

Brijdeep Kaur


  1. 200 grams Spinach
  2. 1 cup Moong Dal Green
  3. 1 number Onion (chopped)
  4. 3 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  5. 1 Ginger slice
  6. 1 number Tomato (chopped)
  7. 1/2 number Green chilli (chopped)
  8. 1/2 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  9. to taste Salt
  10. 1/2 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  11. 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder
  12. 1/4 tablespoon Garam masala
  13. 2 tablespoons Cooking oil


20 mins
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    Wash thoroughly and chop the spinach finely. Boil it with green moong dal in a pressure cooker till 3 whistles or until done.

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    In a pan,  heat oil and add cumin seeds, add the onions when they crackle. Sauté them till transparent. Then add garlic and cook for another minute.

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    Add the tomatoes, ginger and green chillis. Add the salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Let cook till the tomatoes are soft.

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    Mix this with the boiled dal and spinach in the pressure cooker and mix well. Add water if required. Let boil (open cooker) on medium flame for about 10 minutes.

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    Add garam masala and cover the cooker for 5 minutes. Open and serve with rice/chappati.

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