Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 30 mins

MMMmmmMM.... yummy yummy! I love this with a warm dish of rice!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the dhal.
  2. In a large saucepan add dhal, 2 cups of water, spinach, tomatoes, onion, chillies, and cook over med-high heat until lentils are very tender (approx 30 mins).
  3. In another pan, add 1 tsp oiland add mustard & cumin seeds.
  4. After the mustard starts popping, add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  5. Saute for 35 seconds, and then pour the cooked dal over this.
  6. Add red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric, sugar, salt to taste, mix well. Cover & bring to boil & simmer for 2-3 minute Stir in lemon juice & turn off stove.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
Most Helpful

very hot,i think one shld adjust the chilli accordingto ones taste

sindhu panicker November 16, 2008

This was a delicious recipe! I had run out of green chilies so used one little red one instead. Also, my dried red chilies are quite large and first when I made this using four of them the heat just overpowered all the other flavours in the dish. So, the second time I only used two dried chilies to allow the other layers of flavour to shine through. This is the first time I have ever used curry leaves in my cooking, and I really like them. Thanks for broadening my culinary horizons love!

oloschiavo November 27, 2006