Whenever I plan a meal, I make sure our diet has more proteins and leafy greens. One of the combinations I like is Dals/Lentils with greens like Spinach and Methi. Sometimes I make Panchmel Dal with five types of lentils. Today I tried something new in my kitchen.. Whole Masoor Dal with Spring Mix salad mix.
Try this recipe with a few tweaks of your own, any lentil or bean of your choice with your favorite leafy greens.
Whole Red Lentils/Masoor - 1/2 cup
Spring Mix or any other leafy greens - about 2 cups
Onion - 1 small
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Coriander/Dhane Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin/Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
Chat Masala - 1 tsp
Green Chilli Paste - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
How to cook Masoor Dal with Greens:
- Cook Masoor Dal with 3 - 4 cups water until soft. I generally use a pressure cooker for Dals, as it saves time.
- Finely chop onions and spring mix greens.
- Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute till onions turn soft. Now add coriander powder, cumin powder, chat masala and black pepper powder.
- Saute for a minute or two and add chopped greens. Cook it covered until the greens wilt. Lastly, add cooked masoor and salt. Bring it to a boil and cook until you get the desired consistency. Serve Masur Dal with rice and/or chapati.