Chana Dal (Yellow Lentils) With Spinach

Recipe by eatrealfood
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash lentils and allow to soak in water at least an hour before use (I usually let mine soak overnight).
  • Drain the lentils, place in a large pot with enough water to cover the lentils, bring to a boil and let simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils have softened (you may use additional water to do this).
  • Cook uncovered to let the cooking liquid evaporate - but be careful not to overcook such that they become mushy.
  • Heat oil, add bay leaves and cinnamon, and then fry mustard seeds till they sputter, then add onion, ginger, garlic and chili and fry a further 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook for 10 minutes or until spinach is dry and liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir in the remaining spices and salt and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Finally add the lentils, stir and cook a further 5 minutes.
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