Spinach Lentils Soup
This is an excellent dish made with spinach and lentils. This is easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare the dish.
  • CourseDal, Leafy Special, Main Dish, Weightloss Recipe
  • CuisineIndian
  • KeywordEasy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Indian Dal
Servings Prep Time
4People 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4People 5Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 10Minutes
Method I
  1. Wash dal properly and put in a pressure cooker. Add diced tomato and finely chopped spinach to it. Add turmeric powder & salt as per taste.
  2. Pressure-cook for 2 – 3 whistles. Then let it cool before opening the lid.
  3. Place a small pan on medium to low heat.
  4. Put ghee or refined oil in it. Once the oil is hot put cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add a pinch of hing/ asafoetida. Put green chilli, red chilli and chopped garlic.
  5. Once garlic turns slight brown add coriander powder, chilli powder and immediately take out from the flame else the masala will get burnt.
  6. Then put the tadka in cooked palak/ spinach dal and close the lid so that the flavour will be added to the dal.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chapatti or rice.
Method II
  1. Pressure cook dal for 4 whistles. Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder in dal while cooking.
  2. You can use left over dal also in this method.
  3. Heat 4 – 5 tsp oil in a kadai. Add 1 tsp ghee for better taste. Add 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic, 2 – 3 green chillies slits, chopped onion. saute till garlic turns light brown.
  4. if you have missed adding tomatoes or want to add some more here you can add chopped tomatoes. Once tomatoes are soft and tender add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and 1 tsp hing. Mix all wee.
  5. Add finely chopped spinach leaves. Add little salt for spinach only as you have already added salt to the dal.
  6. saute for 3 -4 minutes till spinach leaves are cooked. It wont take more than 5 minutes for the spinach to get cooked.
  7. Once spinach is cooked, add the dal or lentils to the kadai. Mix well. and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Season with coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti/ paratha or even with Rice.
Recipe Notes

When you are in hurry, try method 1 where it takes only cooking time 10 minutes. Second method is best when you have left over dal or takes 10 minutes more for the whole process.

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