Masoor Dal in Spinach | Protein packed recipe | Gravy for Rice

masoor dal in spinach

Need to say anything about this great combo masoor dal and spinach.This unbeatable combination nourishes your body with protein,iron and folic acid.Try it.

Preparation time-10mins
cooking time-20mins
Recipe source-Tarla Dalal


  • Masoor dal/split red lentils-1\2 cup
  • Chopped spinach-1\2 cup
  • oil-3 tsp
  • cumin/jeera seeds-1 tsp
  • onions,finely chopped-1
  • tomato chopped-1 medium sized
  • turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • mango powder(amchur)-1 tsp(i didn't use it here)
  • salt to taste

red chilly powder-1\2 tsp

to grind:

  • garlic cloves-5
  • green chilly-2
  • ginger-small piece


1.Clean masoor dal and pressure cook it with 1&1\2 cup water for 3-4 whistle or till done.
grind garlic,ginger and green chilly to a coarse paste.

2.Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan,add jeera  and allow it to crackle.

3.Then add onion and saute till it becomes translucent.

4.Then add tomato and saute for a while.followed by dal,spinach,prepared paste,salt,turmeric powder and amchur powder(if adding) and  mix well.Simmer it for 7-10 mins and stir occasionally.

5.Just before serving heat a tsp of oil add chilly powder and pour over it.

Serve with hot steamed rice.


  1. Very tasty daal preparation. Extra healthy with the addition of spinach.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. my favourite dhal curry. looks so yummy

  3. Masoor spinach dal looks so delicious.

  4. a nourishing and tasty dal...our favourite :-)

  5. very healthy and delicious dal :) looks inviting !!


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