Spinach dal (Palak dal)

    Spinach dal (Palak dal)

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

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 300g red lentils
    • 825ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 500g spinach, rinsed and chopped
    • 30g butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 125ml coconut milk

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Rinse lentils and soak for 20 minutes.
    2. In a large saucepan, bring water to the boil and stir in salt, lentils, turmeric and chilli powder. Cover and return to the 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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