Spinach dhal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 255.6
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 59.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.6 g
  • Protein: 15.0 g

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Lots of fresh spinach. Serve with brown basmati rice. From cookbook "Fresh Indian." Lots of fresh spinach. Serve with brown basmati rice. From cookbook "Fresh Indian."
Number of Servings: 2


    1 cup red lentils, rinsed, drained
    4 cups water
    1/4 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
    4 ounces baby spinach, chopped
    large handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
    2 teaspoons light olive oil
    5 garlic cloves, finely sliced
    2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    2 teaspoons mustard seeds
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    1 red chile, finely chopped
    sea salt


1. Place lentils ina large saucepan with the water, turmeric, and ginger. Bring to a boil. Skim off any foam that forms onthe surface.

2. Lower the heat and cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach and chopped cilantro, stir, and cook for 8-10 minutes.

3. Heat the oil in a small, nonstick frying pan and when it is hot add the garlic, cumin and mustard seeds, ground cumin, ground coriander and red chile. Stir-fry over high heat for 2-3 minutes, then pour mixture into the lentils and stir well to mix. Service immediately with rice or bread.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BZOOTY.

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