PCRM Recipe of the Week

RECIPE OF THE WEEK | Lentil Dal with Spinach

This dish is packed with flavor and the right amount of heat. Skip dinner at the restaurant and create your own dal at home. Tumeric has been long used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian medicine. It also gives the dal that beautiful bright yellow color!


Makes 3 servings

1 cup dry red lentils
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 bunch fresh spinach, washed
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon yellow asafetida powder (ferula)
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon turmeric
3 cups water
fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish


Place lentils and water in a large pan. Cook for 25 minutes over medium-high heat, then turn to low. Add spices, lemon juice, spinach, and tomato 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro leaves.

Per serving (1/3 recipe): calories: 257; fat: 2 g; calories from fat: 6.4%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 20 g; carbohydrates: 44.9 g; sugar: 2.8 g; fiber: 15 g; sodium: 1062 mg; calcium: 205 mg; iron: 11.8 mg; vitamin C: 23.3 mg; beta-carotene: 6175 mcg; vitamin E: 3.4 mg

Recipe from Isis Israel, Food for Life Educational Alliance Partner and Saladmaster Senior Dealer


Please feel free to tailor PCRM recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.