• Prep Time 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time 35-40 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Description

Simply put, it is dal cooked with spinach


  • Dhuli moong dal (split skinless green gram) – ¾ cup
  • Ground turmeric – 1 teaspoon
  • Table salt – to taste
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Red onions, peeled and finely chopped – 2 no medium
  • Green chiles, finely chopped – 2 no
  • Dried red chiles, broken – 2 no
  • Fresh ginger piece, peeled and chopped – 1 inch
  • Fresh garlic cloves, peeled and chopped – 6-8 no
  • Fresh spinach leaves, roughly shredded – 15-20 no
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon (5 ml)



  1. Place a deep non stick pan over medium heat and add 6 cups  water, turmeric and the salt and bring it to a boil. Add the green gram and cook for 30 minutes or till the green gram is cooked.
  2. Place a deep pan over medium heat and pour in the oil. When small bubbles appear at the bottom of the pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  3. When cumin seeds start to change color, add the onions and chiles. Sauté for 3 minutes or till the onions are soft and translucent.
  4. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the cooked green gram and bring it to a boil and add the spinach and lemon juice.
  6. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Transfer the dal into a serving bowl and serve hot with steamed rice.

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Harpal Sokhi


Fusion of Indian food with International Cuisine is what made Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi a sought after name within the Food industry. With a background of North India, Chef Harpal is a music lover and is fluent in English and five Indian regional languages - Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Oriya and Telugu.

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