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                      Lentils With Spinach (Palak Dal)
 
 Recipe By     : Indian Cooking, Khalid Aziz
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  Lb            Red Split Lentils
      1/2  Pt            Water
      1/2  Lb            Frozen Spinach (Or)
    1      Lb            Fresh Spinach
    1      Med           Onion
    1      Clove         Garlic
    1      Tsp           Ground Ginger
    1      Tsp           Chili Powder
    1      Tsp           Salt
    2      Tbsp          Plain Yogurt
 
  Wash the lentils well and place in a heavy saucepan. Cover with the water.
 Meanwhile, if using frozen spinach, remove from the freezer and allow the
 block to begin to thaw. If using fresh spinach, wash well and chop finely.
 Peel the onion and garlic and coarsely slice them. Add to the lentils.
 Cover and bring to the boil, then add the ginger, chili powder and the salt
 and simmer gently.
 
 Cover the saucepan and allow to simmer until the lentils break down and
 turn into soup. Once this has been achieved, boil off any excess water so
 that quite a thick sauce is made. Add the spinach. If this is not totally
 thawed out by now do not worry, continue to cook until the spinach is
 thawed and totally mixed in with the lentils. Finally, add the yogurt and
 stir well in. Cook for a further 3 minutes and serve.
 
 
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