Healthy Sinach Dal

Healthy Spinach Dal:

1 (Large)

Spinach dal is very simple and healthy recipe; perfect side dish for chapathi and rice;


2 cup Spinach

1 Cup Green Gram (Skinless and splited)

3 to 4 Green Chilies

1 Medium Size Onion Finely Chopped

1 and ½ tsp. Coriander Powder

1 tsp. Red chili Powder

½ tsp. Garam Masala Powder

½ tsp. Cumin Powder

Few Curry Leaves

1 tsp. Cumin Seeds

1 tsp. Mustard Seeds

½ tsp. Asafetida

2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)

2 Dried Red Chilies

½ tsp. Tamarind Paste

½ tsp. Turmeric Powder

1 tbs. Oil

Salt to Taste


  1. First in a Presser Cooker; add the green gram, half of asafetida, 3 green chilies, minced garlic and presser cook until the first whistle and keep it aside.
  2. Then, in a frying pan; add oil followed by mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and red chilies.
  3. Then add the chopped onion; once the onion is half cooked add the turmeric powder and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Then add the cooked dal into the onion mixture followed by all the masalas (ie.,. coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder) and mix well.
  5. Then add the spinach and cover the pan with lid; then after 2 minutes, open the lid and mix it very well.
  6. Then add the tamarind paste and let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with any chapathi or rice.


  • You also can add tomato; it will gives you different flavor.
  • Instead of tamarind, we can also use lemon or lime juice.
  • If you want; You can use ghee instead of oil.
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