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Dahl Palak (Spinach & Split Peas)
Sharon Raghavachary

Serving Size: 4

  • 1/2 C Split peas
  • 2 C Water
  • 1/4 Ts Turmeric
  • 1/2 Ts Salt
  • 1 Lb Spinach, chopped
  • 3 Tb margarine
  • 1 Tb Ginger, fresh and chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tb Garam Masala
  • 1 Tb Lemon juice
  • 1 Pn Salt
Soak split peas in 2 cups water 1 hour.
Add turmeric and 1/2 ts salt to split peas.
Boil 10 mins in same water used to soak peas.
Add spinach and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed and split peas are done.

Meanwhile, heat margarine in a skillet.
Add ginger and garlic.
Cook until garlic is golden.
Add Garam Masala (see recipe called "Garam Masala").
Immediately add the seasoned ginger and garlic to the spinach-split pea mixture.
Add lemon juice and salt to taste and serve.