Indian Dahl With Spinach

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a very yummy, authentic dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well. From

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse lentils and soak for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water 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 15 minutes. Stir in the spinach and cook 5 minutes, or until lentils are soft. Add more water if necessary.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions with cumin and mustard seeds, stirring often. Cook until onions are transparent, and then combine with lentils. Stir in garam masala and coconut milk and cook until heated through.
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Very yummy recipe, have been looking for a good dahl recipe for a while, I used yellow lentils though. Sauteed the spinach with the onions and then added them in with the spices. Thanks!

~*lil_miss_SBC*~ November 25, 2010