Chilka Moong Dal [ Split Green Gram] Mix With Spinach

Chilka Moong Dal [ Split Green Gram] Mix With Spinach - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Green moong dal & spinach both are well known veg super foods. Indian meals are incomplete without dal[lentils] specially moog dal is famous amongst those who are on a weight reduction regime. Green moong is very low in carb & high in protein & fibre .Addition of spinach is a bonus to already present nutrients. Here is how i mix & prepare this health packed dish...
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Green Moong Dal
  • 2 cup Spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger finally chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finally choppes
  • 1 Red Chillies dried
  • to Green Chillies taste
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Desi Ghee as per taste
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash & soak dal for 30 min. In a pressure cooker take dal, palak, ginger, green chili & salt with 2 1/2 cup of water. Cook on high flame until 1st whistle. Cook on medium flame till next three whistle. Switch off the gas & let the pressure release.
  • Open pressure cooker & mix dal well with a laddle. Add some lukewarm water if it is too thick & cook on medium flame for 2-3 min until dal comes to a boil.
  • Now prepare tadka. In a pan heat mustard oil. Add asafoetida & cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds stops spluttering add garlic & dried red chili..Cook till garlic turns golden brown.
  • Pour immediately over dal & cover. Open lid after 5-6 min. This will infuse tadka flavor into dal.Serve hot with rice & top it up with ghee.

Recipe Notes

  • You can prepare tadka in ghee too. but I like mustard oil flavor so I make all my tadkas in it.
  • You can also add tomato or whole dried mango slices while boiling dal for additional flavor.
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