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Spinach Dal
Curry,North Indian
1  cup(s) split green gram (moong dal) 
1  bunch spinach chopped 
1  medium tomato chopped 
1  medium onion chopped 
1  teaspoon cumin seeds 
½  teaspoon turmeric powder  
1  tablespoon finely chopped ginger 
2  green chilli) slit 
2  flake garlic 
2  tablespoon butter / ghee (clarified butter) 
red chilli powder and salt to taste 
fresh coriander leaves to garnish.  
Soak the split green gram in water for about an hour. Grind the 
garlic, green chilli, ginger and onion to a fine paste. Add the 
turmeric and red chilli powders to the paste and mix. Heat the 
butter /ghee in a pan and fry the cumin seeds till they 
splutter. Add the paste and fry till fat leaves the sides. Now 
add tomato and salt. Fry / cook on medium level for about 3  

Add the soaked gram and double the water. Cover and boil on 
medium / low level for about 5  minutes or till the gram is 
Add the chopped spinach and simmer for about 3  minutes or till 
the spinach is cooked. 
Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.