How to make Lentils With Spinach - A healthy dal preparation made with red lentils and spinach.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) (साबुत मसूर), Spinach leaves (palak) (पालक के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Lentils With Spinach Recipe Card

Lentils With Spinach

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lentils With Spinach Recipe

  • Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Spinach leaves (palak) 18-20

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion coarsely chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger coarsely chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic roughly chopped 3-4 cloves

  • Fresh mint leaves a few sprigs

  • Fresh parsley a few sprigs

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon rind grated a pinch

  • Lemon 1


Step 1

Cook the lentils with salt and sufficient water in a deep non stick pan till soft. Grind together onion, ginger, garlic, mint leaves, parsley and coriander leaves with a little water to a fine paste. Add the paste to the lentils.

Step 2

Adjust salt and add black pepper powder and mix well. Roughly chop spinach and add to the lentils. Add lemon rind and add freshly squeezed juice of lemon. Mix well and simmer for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.