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Chilka Moong Dal [ Split Green Gram] Mix With Spinach

4 from 5 votes

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...
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineNorth Indian
Servings 2


  • Green Moong dal :1cup
  • Spinach Roughly Chopped : 2 cups
  • Ginger Finally Chopped : 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic Finally Choppes : 1tbsp
  • Dried Red Chili : 1-2
  • Green Chillies to taste
  • Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Mustard Oil : 1tbsp
  • Ghee as per taste
  • Salt


  • 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.


  • 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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Tanu Nigam
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