Spinach and Green Lentil Dhal


  • 1 onion chopped  
  • 1 tbsp olive oil  
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced 
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds 
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes 
  • 8 Curry leaves  
  • 200 g green lentils rinced  
  • 750ml water  
  • 150g spinach  
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tsp sea salt  


  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • Chilli flakes 
  • More yoghurt  

Gram flour flatbreads;  

  • 100g Gram flour  
  • Big handful spinach roughly chopped 
  • Big pinch sea Salt  
  • Splash olive oil  
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds 
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar  
  • 200ml water 


  1. Firstly add the oil to a large frying pan and heat to a medium heat. Add in the mustard seeds. When they start to pop add in the cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric, curry leaves and chilli flakes. Stir for a few seconds then add the onion. Fry for aprox 8-10 minutes on a low to medium heat until soft and browning. 
  2. Add in the garlic and stir for another few minutes on a low heat. 
  3. Now add the lentils and water. Simmer for 25 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.  
  4. Blitz the spinach in a food processor until roughly chopped up, now add the spinach, simmer for a further 5 minutes  
  5. Stir in the coconut yogurt/milk and season well. 
  6. Top with garam masala and more coconut yogurt.

To make the flatbreads;  

  1. Add the gram flour and seasoning to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add in the water, olive oil, spinach and vinegar. Mix to a smooth batter.
  2. Set aside for 10 minutes.  
  3. Add a little oil to the base of a non-stick small frying pan. Add 1/4 cup of the batter to the pan and swirl around the bottom. 
  4. Cook on a medium heat for approximately 2 minutes until there are bubbles in the bread and you can lift over to flip easily.  
  5. Flip and cook on the other side for 30 seconds to a minute 
  6. Remove from the pan and place on and cover with a clean cloth to keep warm.  
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. 

Recipe from https://www.rebelrecipes.com/green-lentil-spinach-dal-with-spinach-flatbreads/

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