Spinach & Chana Dal

Lee 14 Oct, 2021

Spinach & Chana Dal is a simple tasty and healthy recipe. it can be served with roti, paratha, rice during lunchtime or dinner. Try out this recipe to your everyday meal.


  • ½ cup chana dal (split bengal gram)

  • ¾ cup spinach (palak) purée

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

  • ½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves

  • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

  • ¾ cup finely chopped onions

  • 1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste

  • ½ tsp garlic (lehsun) paste

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder

  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

  • 1 tsp oil

  • Salt to taste


1. Combine the chana dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.

3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, asafetida and dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

4. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies, onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Add the garam masala, coriander powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

6. Add the spinach purée, milk and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.

7. Add the cooked dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

8. Serve hot.

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Calories 120kcal, Fat 3g, Carbs 17g, Protein 6g.

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