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Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal

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Deep fried spinach and gram flour dumplings cooking with whole moong and masalas

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal

Main Ingredients

Spinach leaves (palak), Onion




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking


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  • Spinach leaves (palak) chopped
    1 bunch
  • Onion finely chopped
    2 medium
  • Gram flour (besan)
    2 tablespoons
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Oil
    to deep fry
  • Green gram (sabut moong) soaked
    2 cups
  • Oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Cloves
  • Mustard seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    2 teaspoons
  • Garli crushed
    7-8 cloves
  • Onion finely chopped
  • Green chilli finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    for cooking


Step 1

To make the spinach dumplings take spinach leaves, onions, gram flour, carom seeds, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Make small balls of the spinach mixture and deep fry till crisp.

Step 3

Drain on absorbent paper. And set aside.

Step 4

Pressure cook the dal with three cups of water and salt for three whistles. Remove and set aside.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cloves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and saute for a minute.

Step 6

Add onions and saute till translucent.

Step 7

Add the cooked dal and mix. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and cook for five minutes.

Step 8

Add spinach dumplings and cook for more five minutes

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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