Health recipe of the day

Spinach contains anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties. It is effective in lowering blood pressure and improving your vision. A good source of calcium, spinach is good for your bones as well. Cook with chana dal and the dish gets fortified in protein making it an ideal side dish.

Channa Dal with Spinach

1 bunch – spinach, chopped coarsely
1/2 cup – channa dal
1 – onion, sliced
2 – green chillies chopped
1 – garlic flake grated
1� piece – ginger, grated
1/2 tsp – wheat flour
1/4 tsp – turmeric
2 to 3 pinches – asafetida
1/2 tsp – each mustard 1/2 tsp – cumin seeds
2 tbsp – ghee or oil


Wash and soak Channa Dal in water.
Pressure cook channa dal in 1 cup water, for 2 whistles.
Dal should be soft, but grain intact.
Heat some water, immerse spinach, bring to a boil.
Blanche spinach for a minute, take off fire, drain.
Run tap water over spinach, drain.
Heat oil in a pan, add seeds, asafetida, allow to splutter.
Add ginger, chillies, garlic stir, add onion, stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add channa dal with its water, blanched spinach, salt.
Add turmeric, sprinkle wheatflour, stir and bring to a boil.
Simmer till liquid become slightly thickened.
Serve hot with fresh phulkas or steamed rice.

Recipe source: Saroj Kering