Friday, 27 May 2011

DIY Cooking Lesson Part 3 - Spinach Daal

Spinach Daal

For 4-6 people


½ Cup lentils (we used yellow)

½ Onion

2 Tomatoes

100g Spinach

1 tbsp oil

Small piece of ginger (or use paste)

1 garlic clove (or can use paste also) peeled and crushed

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

¼ tsp turmeric

1/3 tsp chili

Fresh coriander



1) Wash lentils then boil in around 2 cups of water for 15 minutes in a saucepan. They should be very mushy and runny by the end of this.

2) Fry chopped onion in a pan

3) Grate the tomato (or can blend), leaving the skins

4) Add tomato, ginger and garlic to the pan

5) Chop the spinach finely and add 1/2 to pan

6) Add all of the rest of the spices

7) Add 3 curry leaves if you have them

8) Add the rest of the spinach after a while (can also add mushrooms if you like)

9) Add 1 tsp of salt and stir

10 When the oil rises to the top of the bubbling mixture add the saucepan of lentils.

11) Add lots of chopped fresh coriander at the last minute

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