Spinach Dhal with Indian salad ★★★★★4 reviews

These simmered lentils and aromatic spices are an oh so tasty delight.

Serves 1 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins



  • 1 tsp oil (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Water as needed
  • 1 cup cooked/canned brown lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup spinach, roughly chopped

Flat Bread

  • 1 piece of vegan Indian flat bread
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  • 1/2 a cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • A few cumin seeds
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • A few chopped basil/mint/coriander leaves


Spinach Dhal

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan then add the onion and spices and fry on medium heat until the onion is transparent.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a minute, then add the water, lentils and bay leaf.
  3. Bring to the boil then drop down to simmer, stirring occasionally and adding more water if it becomes too dry.
  4. Add spinach just before it’s cooked and stir through until wilted. Remove from heat.

Flat Bread

  1. Place the flat bread in a pan and cook for about 30 seconds or until the underside is starting to turn brown in areas then flip and cook on the other side.
  2. Remove the bread and brush with the crushed garlic. Keep warm.


  1. Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl. Squeeze some lime juice to taste.
  2. Serve with the dhal and bread.

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  • Sue ★★★★★
    29 November 2023

    Love todays menu Made every meal, all very tasty

    • VeganEasy
      30 November 2023

      Awesome! Glad you liked them all :)

  • Martha ★★★★★
    19 February 2018

    I’ve made this a few times with frozen spinach and add more quantity – yummy!

  • Duncan A Croxon ★★★★★
    24 November 2017

    Easy to make and very tasty

  • CJ ★★★★
    10 August 2017

    Super easy to make and tastes good too! Ideal for beginners or anyone short on time?