Spinach and Masoor Dal

Palak Masoor Dal, cooked masoor dal and spinach simmered with a tempering of cardamom, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and garlic.

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Not too fond of spinach? chop them and cook them with pressure-cooked masoor dal. Tamarind, ginger, chilies and cardamom add a bounty of flavors, and tadka of cumin seeds, red chilies and curry leaves provides the perfect finishing touch!

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Spinach and Masoor Dal recipe - How to make Spinach and Masoor Dal

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  1. Clean wash and soak the masoor dal in water for about 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add the ginger-green chilli paste and turmeric powder to the dal along with 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes, unitl the dal is cooked.
  3. Whisk well to mash the dal keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cardamoms and cumin seeds.
  5. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  6. Add the dal, lemon juice, spinach and salt and ¾ cup of water and bring to a boil.
  7. Simmer for a few minutes and serve hot.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy118 cal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates18.1 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A1036.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.9 mg
Vitamin C7.7 mg
Folic Acid31.2 mcg
Calcium37.3 mg
Iron2.4 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium10 mg
Potassium55.3 mg
Zinc0.9 mg

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