Saturday, November 30, 2013

Vegan: Yummy Indian Food - Palak Chana Dal Recipe



I just watched the food documentary "Vegucation" if you haven't seen it then than i suggest you take a look. You can watch it for free on you tube. I have watched many food documentaries in the last few years and i am not sure how i missed this one.
Anyway it inspired me to share this Recipe. I don't claim this to be my own creation. It actually came from my sister in law Vicki. Thanks Vic xxx

             "Vegetarianism and Veganism is not for hippies its for educated people"


This recipe is so simple, so healthy and so yummy!!



What you need

1 cup (250 gms.) Chana Dal (yellow split peas)
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 tbs grated ginger
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
2 tbs oil
4 cups of water
salt to taste

Herbs and spices
1/2 tsp cumin powdered
2/3 tsp coriander powdered
1/4 tsp garam masala
2/3 tsp turmeric powdered
Chili Powder (optional)


Lets get started

  • Wash the yellow split peas (Chana Dal) 3-4 times with water and soak for 30 mins.
  • Take a large saucepan and add 4 cup water, yellow split peas (Chana Dal),  turmeric, and powdered coriander to it and cook it over medium-high heat. Cook for about 15-20 mins. or until Lentils get soft.










  • Heat oil in a large frying pan and put it over medium heat. Add Spinach and cook until they reduce, add cumin, stir it for 15-30 secs.Then add onion, ginger, garlic and cook for about 3-4 mins. stirring frequently. Add, chopped tomatoes and Red Chili Powder (optional) to the pan and cook further on medium flame for 2-3 mins.
  • When it changes its color add the lentils mixture to the large frying pan and turn the heat to high, stir it well. When it starts boiling, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and cook further for 8-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle it with garam masala, stir well and further cook for 2 mins.
Serve with fresh Coriander. 



This recipe is so simple yet so yummy. Enjoy xx

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