dals, Spinach

Spinach with moong dal


1 cup moong dal

1 big bunch of spinach chopped or 9 ounces chopped

6 tbsp onion

4 cloves of garlic chopped

5 small chillies slit length wise

1/2 tbsp jeera

1/2 tbsp mustard seeds

1 red chilli broken

1 tbsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp turmeric

Salt to taste

7 tbsp of oil

Spinach pappu
Spinach pappu


  • Soak the moong dal overnight.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Add jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies.
  • Add onions and green chillies.
  • Fry until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add turmeric.
  • Drain water from the moong dal and add it.
  • Add spinach, 1/3rd cup water and salt.
  • It takes 15mts to cook the dal.
  • After 15mts add chilli powder.
  • Keep on the low heat for 10 mts.
  • Enjoy with chapathi or rice with rasam or pacchi pulusu.

Here is the link to rasam recipe:


Here is the link to pacchi pulusu recipe:


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