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Spinach and split peas dhal

An easy to prepare, zero oil, spinach and split peas dhal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Soaking time for the dhal. 2 hrs
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fusion, gluten free, Vegan, zero oil
Servings 4 people


  • saucepan


  • 1/2 cup split peas
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bunches Spinach
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dry red chillies chilli flakes are perfect


  • Wash and soak the split peas dhal for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile clean, wash and chop the spinach set aside till needed.
  • Bring three cups of water to a boil and add the saoked split peas.
  • Bring it to the boil and stirwell.
  • Lower the heat and simmer the dhal till it is cooked. To tesstif it is cooked, crush a dhal. If it mashes, it is cooked.
    split peas dhal
  • Once the dhal is cooked ( approximately 30-35 minutes), add teh chopped psinach, red chili flakes and salt
  • Stir them, simmer, while they are cooking for another 5 minutes.
    spinach dhal
  • Remove from heat and the dhal is ready to serve.
    split peas dhal with spinach.


To cook this dhal in the instant pot:

The split peas cook perfectly in the instant pot. The water ratio is 2 parts to 1 part of the peas and set to pressure cook. Natural release steam and stir in the spinach, salt and red chillies. 
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