A best seller at Kumar's Curry Club and recent winner at the Great Taste Awards our Spinach Tadka Dhal dish combines slowly simmered Red Lentil with Praveen’s market garden grown spinach and a garlic and ginger tadka.

Dal is a fantastic lentil dish, eaten every day as part of a meal all over India. This comforting Spinach Tadka Dal is healthy and wholesome, packed full of protein and fibre


100g Red lentils

100g Fresh spinach leaf

75g Tomatoes (option)

20g Oil

10g Turmeric powder

10g Curry Powder

20g Ginger & garlic paste

20g Garlic fresh

10g Tamarind paste

5g Cumin seeds

5g Mustard seeds

2 Red chilli – dry 6 Curry leaf (option)

Salt to taste

4 x stems fresh coriander leaves


Take a small pot add lentils and water (1:6 ratio), Cook the lentils about 15 minutes with tomatoes and turmeric powder, curry powder, tamarind paste, ginger garlic paste, and salt.

Once lentils are cooked remove and put aside. Heat a pot, add oil, once oil is ready add mustard Seeds, cumin seeds and chopped garlic and red chili, fresh curry leaf to the oil and wait for them to pop.

Add cooked lentils to mix and simmer for about 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander.

September 01, 2021 — S Tirumal Reddy