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SPINACH DHAL Vegetarian-Dish

This Indian recipe, Spinach Dhal is a simple, but surprisingly tasty. Serve this for a healthy vegan dinner with rice and pickles.


Olive oil
: 1 tbsp
Onions, halved and sliced into rings
: 2
Garlic, crushed
: 3 cloves
Uncooked brown lentils
: 90g
: 500 ml
Spinach, washed and roughly chopped
: 1 bunch
: 1 tsp
Ground cumin
: 1 tsp
Freshly ground black pepper

Spinach Dhal


  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Fry onion for 10 minutes or so, until they begin to turn golden. Add garlic and fry further 1-2 minutes.
  • Add lentils and water to the saucepan. Bring mixture to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until lentils are soft (this may take less time, depending on your water and the lentils).
  • Add spinach, salt and cumin to the cooked lentils. Cover and simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes. Grind in plenty of pepper to taste.