Moong Dal With Spinach

Moong Dal With Spinach


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About this recipe: This is a comforting everyday dal. My kids love this dal mixed with cooked plain rice and ghee. Spinach adds texture, fibre, and essential nutrients.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1 large bunch (15 – 20 leaves) fresh spinach leaves, roughly shredded
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 green chillis, slit in halves
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (rai) seeds
  • 2 dry red chillis, broken in thirds
  • 6 curry leaves (kadipatta)
  • One pinch asafoetida (hing) powder

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. 1. Boil moong dal and spinach with turmeric, salt, ginger, green chillis in 4 cups water till dal is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil or ghee in a small frying pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillis, curry leaves, and asafoetida powder. Pour this mixture into the cooked dal. Cook 5 minutes and serve.

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