Friday, 22 May 2015

Moong Dhal with Spinach

Its vegetarian week this week, so here is a super healthy and delicios recipe to get all my readers making the change for one day and eating a vegetarian dinner.



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Moong Dhal with Spinach
Delicious protein packed Moong dhal with iron packed spinach makes this dhal not only delicious to eat but it is super healthy too.
Ingredients:
  • 120g / 4 oz Moong Dhal (without husk)
  • 360g /12oz Baby spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 2 Small tomatoes (blended to puree)
  • 600 ml Water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 Dried red chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander finely chopped for garnish
Method:
1. Wash the moong dhal and soak it in water for 2 hours, after which boil it for 30 minutes until cooked but holding shape.2.In a large pan add the oil and heat it up on medium heat. Once oil is hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli wait for them to splutter. 3. Add the garlic and ginger paste and saute for 1 minute. Add the blended tomatoes, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder and saute the mixture for 2-3 minutes. 4. Add the finely chopped spinach and add 100 ml water. Cook the spinach for 3-4 minutes until wilted.5.Add the cooked moong dhal with the cooking liquid to the spinach and bring the dhal to a slow simmer.Cook for 5 minutes.6. Add extra water to get the desired consistency.7. Transfer the dhal to a serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with boiled rice.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

28 comments:

  1. Looks delicious Nayna.. I have never tried this combo.. made with toor dal in South Indian style and chana dal in Sindhi style which is called Sai Bhaji.
    I am going to make it soon :)

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  2. Lentils and spinach are two of my favourite things and this sounds like the perfect combo.

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  3. I have never tried cooking dhal but this looks delicious, may have to try it this weekend.

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  4. my favourite with bhakri :) I sometimes use the husked moong dal. More fiber.

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  5. This looks yummy. I have never cooked dhal but you may have persuaded me. Does it come out well in the slow cooker?

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  6. Oh yum. We eat veggie a lot. This sounds like a delicious meal. I do love your receipes. They're so achievable and delicious

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  7. Looks absolutely delicious, I'll definitely have to give this one a try :)

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  8. ooooh what a great combination - sounds lovely x

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  9. Look delicious - lots of my favourite spices and seasonings. Yum!

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  10. LOOk s a lovely recipe and one I must try

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  11. I love spinach with a curry dish and this dhal looks very good.

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  12. Ohh what an interesting sounding dish, I would love to give it a try. x

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  13. This really does look delicious, I've not had spinach in a long time and now I really want it. I'll have to try this out next weekend

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  14. This looks interesting. Is it very spicy, i like my food to be hot x

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  15. Looks great, I put spinach in everything just now, I love how it just melts into the dish. Your styling in this shot is very good too, have bowl jealousy!

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  16. oh that looks and sounds utterly delicious!

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  17. This looks and sounds delicious, dhal dishes are my favourite! x

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  18. if it tastes as good as it looks then I need to give it a try asap!

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  19. So obvious now that you have made it but I have never added spinach to dhal before.

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  20. oh this is something that not only looks unusual but i best tastes it too

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  21. Ooh this looks absolutely delicious! I always have spinach with my curry so must try this. It's making me hungry and it's not even lunchtime!

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  22. I love Dahl, I've bookmarked this for the ultimate comfort food. GG

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  23. As a vegetarian I love veggie week!! Thiis looks delicious and I could tuck into a bowlful for breakfast right now!!

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  24. Totally new and unknown dish for me. I would love to try it one day.

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  25. I love vegetarian food - this looks great. Thank you! Kaz x

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  26. I love spinach and curry - will give it a go

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  27. I would love to try it someday.Thanks for the recipe!

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  28. This looks really nice I'm going to try making it.

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