Comes together in in 30 minutes (lesser, with my time-saving hacks!)

So, I hear you are new to Indian cooking and want an easy, beginner recipe. This spinach and lentil recipe is  just for you!

Let’s get started!

This recipe is healthy and nourishing; low in calories, high in plant-based protein and fiber and is budget-friendly!"

Ingredients for making this spinach dal 

Just 10 store -cupboard ingredients - nothing fancy here!

This recipe is free from:

01 Gluten

02 Grains

03 Nuts

04 Soy

05 Dairy

Flour Bag
Brown Rice

Cook moong lentils in plenty of water. With a ladle, scoop out the foam that floats on the top. 


Add cumin to ghee in a skillet on medium heat.  Fry till cumin seeds are brown. 


Add chopped onion, ginger and chili. Add turmeric. Fry till onions turn pinkish. 


Add tomatoes and salt. Cook till tomatoes become mushy. The salt will help cook the tomatoes quicker. 


Add the spinach leaves, let them shrink for a couple of minutes and then mix well. Cook for 4-5 minutes. 


Add the cooked yellow lentils and the water that they have cooked in. Mix. Cook for 4-5 minutes. 


Serve warm with either rice or bread of your choice. 


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