Spinach Daal (Lentil dish)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.2
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 460.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Spinach Daal (Lentil dish) calories by ingredient


Lentil dish: goes well with rice or tortillas Lentil dish: goes well with rice or tortillas
Number of Servings: 4


    Lentils, 1 cup (mung, or any other kind)
    Canola Oil, 1tsp
    Onions, raw, 1 tbsp chopped
    Red Ripe Tomatoes, 1 medium whole (chopped)
    ginger paste- 0.5 tsp
    garlic paste- 0.5 tsp
    Cumin seed, 0.5 tsp
    turmeric powder- 0.25 tsp
    Mustard seeds black, 0.5 tsp
    Coriander seed powder, 0.5 tsp
    spinach- frozen or fresh- 1 cup
    Salt, 0.5 tsp
    Pepper, red or cayenne, 0.5 tsp
    Coriander leaf, fresh, 1 tbsp


Soak lentils and cook in 4 cup of water until well cooked. Add more water if needed to keep the consistency watery. Keep aside.
Heat pan, and add oil. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When they splutter,add cumin seeds and onions. Fry for a few minutes and then add ginger garlic paste. Stir on low fire. Add salt, coriander powder and red pepper. Add the chopped spinach and stir on low fire until cooked. Add cooked lentils to this and simmer for 10 minutes till well mixed. Add fresh coriander leaves as a garnish. The consistency of the daal should be that of gravy- not too watery or too thick.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MUM2TWO.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I do something like this but do not cook the lentils ahead. Plan to do this sometime. - 6/7/20

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    yummy - 7/19/19

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    I tried to follow this recipe, what do you do with the chopped tomato and turmeric powder? - 11/13/17

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    This is tastes wonderful and is SO easy to make. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! - 10/22/17

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    Loved this. - 7/8/12