Palak Dal from Closet Cooking
(makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:
1 cup lentils
2 1/2 cups water
1 bunch spinach (chopped)
1 small green chili (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 onion (diced)
1 tablespoon garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
1 small green chili (chopped)
1 tomato (diced)
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1 lemon (juice)
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)

Directions:
1. Cook the lentils in the water along with the spinach, green chili and turmeric until tender, about 20-30 minutes.
2. When the lentils are nearing completion, Heat the oil in a separate pan.
3. Add the cumin seeds and heat them until the sizzle and pop.
4. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
5. Add the garlic, ginger and green chili and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
6. Add the tomato, coriander powder and chili powder and cook for a few minutes.
7. Add the lentils and spinach mixture along with the lemon juice and remove from heat.
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