Spinach and Potato Dhal

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by oloschiavo

This is my minimum-fuss weeknight comfort food. Serve over rice.

Top Review by Podkayne

I found it took an interminable time for the potatoes to get soft. I usually count on 20 minutes of simmer time for potatoes (not 10 as this recipe says), but ended up going for more than 30 minutes. I'm not sure, but I think that frying the potatoes first may have prevented water from penetrating them properly, so if I do this recipe again, I'll saute the onions and spices, then add the stock and lentils and potatoes together. Otherwise, this is good, stick-to-your ribs food, and makes great leftovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft.
  2. Add spices and cook until aromatic.
  3. Add potato and stir to coat.
  4. Add lentils, water and stock powder and bring to simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are just soft.
  5. Add spinach and cook 5-7 minutes or until spinach wilts. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately.

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