This is my own adaptation of an Indian recipe, Palak Dhal. It is simple, but surprisingly tasty. Serve this for a healthy vegan dinner with rice and pickles.
This was seriously good. I used 1 cup of red lentils, and 2.5 cups of vegetable broth in place of the water specified. I also used half a white onion, half a red onion, four cloves of garlic, and during the last five minutes, wilted fresh spinach directly on top of the lentils, along with the remaining salt, pepper, cumin and garlic specified in the recipe. Got rave reviews from vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Excellent recipe! - 21 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have been making this for a few years and love it every time. I always use fresh spinach and substitute chicken broth for the water. Very tasty!! - 02 Jul 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was very good. I doubled everything except used only one onion and used chicken broth for half the water. I also added 3/4 c. finely chopped carrots in the last 15 min. (b/c mom always did) and added fresh spinach in the last 5 minutes of cooking. I suggest doubling this to serve four as a main dish. (Hubby and I had little leftover) Awesome, thanks! - 24 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)