Spinach dhal with paneer

Spinach dhal with paneer

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

A veggie curry in a hurry - paneer cheese adds texture to the delicately spiced dhal and makes it into a satisfying main

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
896
protein
55g
carbs
78g
fat
43g
saturates
25g
fibre
7g
sugar
7g
salt
4.25g

Ingredients

  • 250g red lentils
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • finger-tip piece fresh root ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ a 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 200g paneer, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • few coriander leaves

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Method

  1. Boil lentils for 8-12 mins, then drain. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the garlic, ginger and garam masala for 2-3 mins. Reserve 2 tbsp of the coconut milk, add the rest to the pan with the lentils and simmer for 5 mins.
  2. Heat grill to high. Arrange the cubed paneer on a foil-lined baking sheet and grill for 5 mins, turning once, until golden.
  3. Stir spinach into lentil mix and gently cook until just wilted. Divide between bowls, then top with the paneer and reserved coconut milk. Scatter over coriander and serve with naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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quincepip's picture
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I didn't like it all that much but my 18 month old did, so regrettably we will be making it again!

helenedonaldson's picture
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Oh dear. Really didn't like this. Paneer was totally tasteless and the rest was no better. And where, in the recipe, does it tell you when to add the spice mixture to the rest?

michellea999's picture
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Very bland, wish I had read comments first. Did not like the paneer at all, had a strange overall texture to the dish.

amandanunn's picture

I added chillis and some cardamon and cumin so was very nice

sharonlitt's picture
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I wish I'd read these comments before making this - very bland indeed, there are definitely better dahl recipes around so I won't make this one again.

folkoono's picture

896 calories?! :s

archangelrich's picture
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Quick to make, but incredibly bland. WOn't be making again.

andrebo55's picture
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Noty the best dhal we've made..quick but lacking depth of flavours!

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