Spinach Moong dal

A quick and healthy dal(lentil) made using split green gram and spinach leaves tempered with Indian seasoning.It goes well with steamed rice and roti.

Makes 4
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time:20 mins

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Moong Dal
1 Cup chopped spinach
2 green chilies roughly chopped(optional)
2 tbsp. Chopped cilantro for garnish
1tbsp Lemon juice
salt to taste

Boiling dal Instructions:
1.In a pressure cooker add  moong dal  wash thoroughly for 1/2 cup of dal  add 1 and 1/4 cups of water. Also add Spinach and green chilies along with dal.
2.Cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 whistles .switch off the stove and allow it to cool down before you open the lid.

For Seasoning:
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp urad dal
1/2tsp  cumin seeds
Pinch of turmeric
pinch of Asafetida(Hing)
1 dry red chili
1tsp oil

Procedure:
1.Heat a pan on medium heat with oil add seasoning ingredients allow them to splutter.
2.Then add the cooked dal, turmeric,salt and cilantro.Mix thoroughly and allow it to cook for a minute or two.
3.Switch off the flame and add lemon juice.Serve hot with steamed rice,Quinoa or roti.

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