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5 from 1 vote

Dal with Greens

A leafy, nutritious dal made with methi and spinach leaves and tomatoes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: gluten-free, Indian, nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 1 bunch Methi leaves , minced
  • 1 bunch Spinach leaves , minced
  • 1 small bunch coriander leaves , minced
  • 1 cup yellow split peas (tuvar dal)
  • 2 green chilies , slit
  • 2 medium tomatoes , diced, or 1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 large cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • In a pressure cooker or a large saucepan with a tight lid, combine the leafy greens, coriander, split peas, chilies and tomatoes. Add about 3 cups of water and salt to taste. Cook until the lentils are mushy and the greens are tender.
  • Mash the lentils and greens with the back of a ladle until well-mixed.
  • Heat canola oil.
  • Add garlic and saute for a minute until it starts to brown and you get the aroma of garlic. Add to the lentils and warm through. Check seasoning and add more salt if needed.
  • Serve hot with brown rice pilaf.