I completely love this dal - it is so flavoursome and creamy and delicious! It's also my husband's favourite at the moment, so while the recipe makes a good amount, it tends to vanish quite quickly... I use channa dal to make this - feel free to use your dal of choice, but you would need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- Rinse lentils and soak for 20 mins or so.
- In a large saucepan, bring stock to a boil and stir in salt, lentils, turmeric and chili powder. Cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook for 5 minutes uncovered, or until lentils are soft (time will depend on type of lentils used).
- Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the dal to get your desired consistancy; simmer for another few minutes to thicken up.
- While lentils are cooking, heat ghee and cook onion with curry powder, cumin and mustard seeds over very low head til caramelized – around 20 minutes. Combine with lentils, stir in garam masala and yoghurt.