1 cup(s) split green gram (moong dal) 1 bunch spinach chopped 1 medium tomato chopped 1 medium onion chopped 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon turmeric powder 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger 2 green chilli) slit 2 flake garlic 2 tablespoon butter / ghee (clarified butter) red chilli powder and salt to taste fresh coriander leaves to garnish.
Soak the split green gram in water for about an hour. Grind the garlic, green chilli, ginger and onion to a fine paste. Add the turmeric and red chilli powders to the paste and mix. Heat the butter /ghee in a pan and fry the cumin seeds till they splutter. Add the paste and fry till fat leaves the sides. Now add tomato and salt. Fry / cook on medium level for about 3 minutes. Add the soaked gram and double the water. Cover and boil on medium / low level for about 5 minutes or till the gram is tender. Add the chopped spinach and simmer for about 3 minutes or till the spinach is cooked. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.