Spinach with Split Mung Dal

This recipe is packed with protein and vitamins. It is quick, easy and tasty. It is eaten with Roti and Rice.

Cooking Preparation Time: 30 Minutes    
Cooking Difficulty Level: Medium
Recipe Type: Vegan & Gluten Free
Serves: 3-4


1    Cup Mung Dal
3    Cups Water
1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1    Tbsp Coriander Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Astofedia
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1    Tbsp Oil
1    Medium Tomato, cut & cubed
1    Small Green Chili
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice
Cilantro to garnish
1    Bunch Spinach, washed & chopped finely
2    Shallots or Fresh Garlic
1    Small Piece of Fresh Ginger or Ginger Powder
1    Small Onion, cut & cubed

How to Prepare:

  1. Wash split mung beans (Dal) thoroughly. Set aside to soak for about an hour. 
  2. Once soaked, add beans to three cups of water in a pan. Bring to a boil on high heat and let it simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. In a separate pan, heat the oil.  Add astofedia, cumin seeds, onion, chopped garlic and spices.
  4. Then add the chopped spinach, salt, ginger, chili, coriander and cumin powder and fry for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add tomato and lemon juice. Mix the boiled Dal with fried spinach mixture in the pan.
  6. Let it simmer for few more minutes. 
  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot.
  8. It works very well as soup or curry with rice. Enjoy!

There are variety of lentils available. The same recipe can be used for different Dals. After you try to cook this a few times, it becomes very easy.

Note: Divide Values by Servings for Individual Quantities.