CHANA DAL PALAK | SPINACH WITH SPLIT CHICKPEAS

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Lentils are so full of protein and vitamins, you must include this in your diet especially if you are a vegetarian/vegan. Spinach on the other hand is a nutrient-rich green veggie. The combination of both is great for anyone planning to eat a healthy meal. All in all, this recipe works great for the heart, helps maintain blood glucose levels, good for weight-watchers, is fibre rich, supports bone health, boosts immunity, is loaded with essential nutrients and makes for a great soup or a side with rice or flatbread. This is also Gluten Free, Vegan, Healthy and Super Delicious!

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LAUKI CHANA DAL | BOTTLE GOURD IN SPLIT CHICKPEAS DAHL

Lauki or Bottle Gourd is a super nutritious vegetable not liked by many and therefore combining this vegetable with Chana Dal or Split Chickpeas (Bengal Gram) makes for a healthy and delicious gravy that can be served as an additional dish along with your favorite sabji. This is a super easy recipe and I’ve given 2 variations.

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MIX LENTIL DAL

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INGREDIENTS:
1/4 Cup Whole Masoor
1/4 Cup Toor dal
1/4 Cup Chana dal
1/4 Cup Urad dal
Salt as per taste

TEMPERING:
1 Tbsp Ghee
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Asafetida (Hing)

METHOD:

  • Wash the dals until the water runs clear and soak for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add this to the Pressure cooker with a little salt and enough water.
  • Give one whistle on high flame and 2-3 whistles on low-medium flame. Switch off
  • Open when the steam escapes. You don’t need to blend the dal into a smooth paste. Just mix with a spoon and check if they are cooked. If not you can give another whistle or two.
  • Now in a heavy bottom pan or Tadka Kadhai, heat Ghee.
  • Splutter Cumin Seeds. Switch off flame.
  • Add the Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder and Asafoetida Powder. Mix well and add this to the cooked Dal.
  • Your dal is ready! Serve with Naan, Roti, Toasted Bread, Baati or Rice!