This recipe is for those days when you do not want to cook much, but need something nourishing and comforting. This dal recipe is handed down to me by my mum. It is and easy, no fuss recipe. Tastes great with hot rice and ghee or with rotis.
🔹Spinach - 125g - washed and chopped 🌱🌱
🔹Moong dal - 100g
🔹Tomatoes - 2 (150g), chopped 🍅 🍅
🔹Garlic - 1 clove (5 g), chopped 🧄🧄
🔹Turmeric - 1 tsp
🔹Water - 400 mls
🔹Ghee - 2 tsps (or oil of your choice)
🔹Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
🔹Chilli flakes - ½ tsp
1️⃣ In a heavy bottomed casserole, roast dal till it gets aromatic. Remove and keep aside.
2️⃣ In the same casserole, add ghee. Add the cumin seeds and chili flakes.
3️⃣ When the cumin starts turning brown, add chopped garlic.
4️⃣ When garlic starts turning golden, add spinach and fry for a minute.
5️⃣ Add the dal, tomatoes, salt, turmeric and water. Bring to boil.
6️⃣ Cover, turn down heat to low and let it simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
More about this recipe
How did this recipe come about?
This recipe is synonymous with Sunday lunches during my childhood. I would wake up late (very!) and to the smell of this Dal wafting through the air as my mum would be in the kitchen cooking the Sunday lunch! This is my mum recipes and her way from providing the taste, nutrition and warmth of what a Sunday lunch would be. This Dal would be generally paired with crunchy potatoes fry and served with hot rice and ghee! 🙂
Approximate Nutritional Values
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1.6g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6.2g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.7g||6%|
|Total Sugars 1.4g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|