Spinach Dhal Recipe


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 175 gms Chana Dhal
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • tsp Chilli Powder
  • tsp Garam Masala
  • 275 gms Fresh Spinach
  • tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 Pods of Garlic, crushed
  • tsp Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 Piece of Ginger, 1" long, grated
  • tsp Salt


  1. Wash the dal in cold water. Put into a bowl and cover with water. Leave for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the dal and put in a saucepan with 175 ml fresh water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer or 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the mustard seeds for 2 minutes, until they began to splatter.
  4. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and fry for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and cook for 10 minutes, or until the spinach is dry and the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the remaining spices and salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drain the chana dal peas, add to the spinach and cook for about 5 minutes. Serve at once.

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