Spinach-lentil curry with chapati, a light and healthy meal!

in Foodies Bee Hive3 months ago

There are a lot of combinations in Indian cuisine which are famous, moong dal-palak is one of them. Here Dal is yellow Moong/Mung and Palak is called Spinach.
This light and healthy meal is very common in Indian kitchen.

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Moong dal is considered the most Satvik or Nirdosh lentil in Ayurveda and Spinach is a wonderful vegetable packed with minerals, vitamins and fibres. Combination of both makes a healthy curry which goes well with steamed rice, chapati or paratha.

How I made this curry?
It requires very basic ingredients and some easy steps to prepare.

Ingredients required

  • Spinach about 1 kg
  • Moong Dal 200 gm
  • Tomatoes 2-3 nos
  • Garlic clover 10-15 nos
  • Green chillis
  • Spices like cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, garam masala etc
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste and water as required.




  • Wash thoroughly and cut spinach leaves and tomatoes.
  • Wash lentils and soak for some time.
  • Crush garlic cloves and green chillies.
  • Heat oil in and add all spices. Add garlic chillis and tomatoes. Saute and cook for a while.


  • Add soaked lentils and mix well then add spinach leaves.
  • Add water and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes on low-medium flame.




Serve hot with steamed rice, chapati, poori or parantha


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