Friday, June 19, 2009

Moong Dal With Spinach

Preparation time 10 mins

Cooking time 10 mins
Serves 3

Nutritional information:

Calories: 207
Fat: 3.5 g;
Saturated Fat: .6g
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Total Carbohydrates: 32.8g, 11%
Dietary Fiber: 13.2g, 53%;
Protein: 12.5g


1 C yellow moong dal (yellow split lentils, washed & pressure cooked with 1 whistle)2
2 C water or vegetable broth
2 C washed, chopped spinach
1 chopped tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin powder
1 tsp shredded ginger
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 Tbsp washed, chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

Tempering :
2 tsp canola oil or ghee (clarified butter )
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (Jeera)
3 whole dry red chilies
Pinch of asafoetida (hing)


1. Wash dal changing water several times till water becomes clear.
2. Pressure cook dal along with spinach, salt, turmeric & some water for upto 1 whistle or uptill its boiled.
3. Let it cool, now in a non stick / heavy bottomed pot, heat oil/ ghee, add cumin seeds, red chillis with some hing, then add chopped tomatoes, and cook it for a while.
4. Now add cooked dal & spinach from the pressure cooker.
5. Then add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander - cumin powder, lemon juice & lots of chopped cilantro.
6. Adjust the consistency of dal to your desire taste, adding boiled water as needed and mix it.
7. Bring it to a boil ...and remove from flame.

Serve it with Multigrain Roti, Paratha (indian flat bread) OR Rice.

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kittymatti said...

Delicious!!! The presentation is lovely!! slurp!

Jyoti said...

I make this with chana dal..never tried with moong. Quick and healthy recipe !

Pooja said...

i usually make this with thoor dal
yum recipe !

Kalai said...

I make it almost the same way. Yummy!!

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey i have tried this this using toor dal..moongdal sounds healthy and yummy ! will give it a try and let u know baby!

Pavithra said...

I always love this combo... looking good yaa. and so healthy na..

Prathibha said...

Such a comfortable dal na,isn't it?

Soma said...

looks very very delectable. I do this with masur dal, but never with mung.Looks really gooooood!r

Sharmila said...

This is one of my favs ... dal with spinach. Loved the baked pakodas too. :-)

Varunavi said...

One of my fav combo of dal,loved the presentation :)

Parita said...

Looks so delish!!!

Preeti Singh said...

Hey I make this good for health...very nice presentation.


Looks very nice,I have tried similar ones sometimes back,tasted nice with rotis :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your healthy comments..

My Taste Heaven said...

i am quite new to vegetarian cuisine...but then i enjoy it!!
anyway, it's a good way to save the earth!!

sangeeta said...

healthy n tasty........

Priya said...

I do prepare the same way with spinach..looks prefect with rotis!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks everyone for your comments..keep visiting or more healthy recipes..

Malar Gandhi said...

Mung and spinach, thats a healthy combo.

Pooja said...

Oh wow looks delicious! My favourite. Love to have with butter roti when I dont feel guilty about loading few calories :)

chakhlere said...

hey thats cool variation!!
Never tried spinach with moong dal!!
Loved it!!

bindiya said...

Lovely, my fav comfort food for sure!

Hari Chandana said...

very interesting.. looks so yumm.. :)

Kalaivani said...

Healthy and yummy dal.Nice presentation.

Ashwini said...

moondal and chappathi looks yumm perfect combo

iRaw said...

This looks very good!

rekhas kitchen said...

ohhh yummmyy looking dal hummmmmmm perfect lunch.

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I love moong dal with spinach! Do you ever cook moong dal with other vegetables? I love to put lots of veg in my dal. You can see pictures on my blog, if you're interested:

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

I tried the spinach moong dal and loved it..i've put a picture in my blog

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