Halwai January 13, 2018


• 300 gms – chopped Spinach
• 1/4 cup – moong dal
• 2 – medium sized Tomatoes (cut into pieces)
• 3-4 – Green chillies (slit)
• 2 tsp – Cumin seeds
• 2/3 tsp – grated Coconut
• salt to taste
• 1 pinch – baking soda


  1. In a vessel, pour 2 cups of water and add the moong dal.
  2. After a few minutes, when the dal gets half cooked, add the chopped spinach, tomatoes, green chillies and baking soda.
  3. Blend the cumin seeds and grated coconut into a fine paste by adding water and keep it aside.
  4. Once the spinach is well cooked, add the cumin seeds and coconut mixture and stir it until the mixture is well blended.
  5. If you feel that the spinach is too watery, take some rice flour and mix it with water. Add it to the spinach.
  6. This will turn the watery spinach into a thicker consistency.
  7. Serve with rice.

Recipe courtesy of Mahalakshmi