Cooking time (approx.): 11 minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian
1 cup(s) split green gram (moong dal)
1 bunch(es) spinach chopped
1 medium tomato(es) chopped
1 medium onion(s) chopped
1 teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
½ teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped ginger
2 green chilli(es) slit
2 flake(s) garlic
2 tablespoon(s) 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(es), ginger and onion(s) to a fine paste. Add the turmeric and red chilli powders to the paste and mix. Heat the butter /ghee (clarified butter) in a pan and fry the cumin seeds till they splutter. Add the paste and fry till fat leaves the sides. Now add tomato(es) and salt. Fry / cook on medium level for about 3 minutes.
Add the soaked gram and double the water. Cover and boil on medium / low level for about 5 minutes or till the gram is tender.
Add the chopped spinach and simmer for about 3 minutes or till the spinach is cooked.
Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot with: Cumin Rice (Jeera Chawal), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).