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Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry

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Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry by Chinskitchen

Whenever I make this easy yet classic curry dish, it brings back memories of my childhood watching my mum prepare this dish together with Roti’s. From a young age we were always taught to eat greens and lentils on a daily basis for its nutritional value, hence these staples were on our weekly menu.. I have now adopted this into my meal menus and even now I look forward to it. The great thing about this curry is that you can make it into a dal type consistency should you wish to enjoy it on its own.

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Classic Spinach and Moong Dhal Curry:

Serves 3-4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Slimming World syns: less than 1 per serving

Ingredients:
200g Yellow moong dal washed well several times
250g Fresh spinach washed and chopped
2 Tsp Cumin seeds
3 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tsp Olive oil
1/2 Tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
450ml Water
Salt to taste

Method:

1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes stirring frequently.
2. Add the washed moong dal, water, salt and turmeric and let it cook for 5-10 minutes.
3. Add the chopped spinach and chilli powder and cook for another 5-10 minutes until the dal is cooked but firm.

Serve this with hot roti’s and some pickle.

Tips:
1. You can add more chilli powder to make it spicy.
2. If you wish to have a soup/dal consistency then add a bit more water and let cook till dal becomes a bit mushy.

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