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Adraki Masoor aur Palak Daal / Ginger, Red Lentil Spinach Soup

Daal is regular make almost in every Indian house. Today I am sharing with you all a very healthy and delicious daal preparation from my friend Jagruti’s kitchen. This is my take to the Potluck Party Cyber Style we are celebrating today. Thanks to Jagruti who share this wonderful recipe in her delicious food blog Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey. All my family loved this ginger flavored daal and I am sure you all will love it too.

Preparation time  15 minutes
Cooking time  15 minutes
Serves  4 to 5

1 cup red lentils
2 cup water ( if using pressure cooker ) otherwise 4 cup.
2 tbsp. ginger
2 cup fresh spinach leaves roughly chopped
Salt to taste
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
3/4 tsp. turmeric powder
2-3 tsp. oil
1 dry red chilli ( optional )
1 tsp. cumin seeds
Pinch of asafetida powder ( hing )
2 tsp. cumin coriander powder
1 tsp. red chilli powder
2 tbsp. lemon juice ( vitamin C from lemon juice will help iron to be absorb in the body )

Methods Of Cooking 
Clean and wash the daal, place in the pressure cooker with ginger, salt and turmeric powder.  After 3 whistle , let the pressure cool down naturally. Open the lid and transfer daal into another pan, add chopped tomatoes and fresh spinach. Cook daal for 2-3 minutes, don't cook for long as spinach will loose it's nutritious value. In a small pan prepare vaghar ( tempering ) by heating oil, add cumin seeds dry chilli and hing when they crackle add chilli and cumin coriander powder and immediately add into the prepared daal. Stir in lemon juice, serve hot. I enjoyed it both with steamed rice and rotis ( Indian flat bread).

Sending this to the event Potluck Party Cyber Style.

Happy Cooking!


  1. Glad you enjoyed are so tempting :)

  2. I used to read your comments on Jagruti's post, but didn't know your blog, first time here, and its a treat, my favorite dal, inviting you to visit my space too when you have time.

  3. I am following u Mon Sg and love your collection of recipes here

  4. Such an flavorful and inviting dal :)


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