Indian Lentils and Spinach

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 white onion, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch rings

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup lentils

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach

  • ¼ cup water

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until beginning to turn golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add minced garlic to onion; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  2. Mix chicken broth, lentils, 1/2 cup water, crushed garlic, coriander, salt, cumin, chili powder, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, cayenne pepper, and bay leaf into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Cover pan, lower heat to medium-low, and simmer until lentils are soft, about 35 minutes.

  3. Place spinach in a microwave-safe bowl and add 1/4 cup water; heat in microwave for 5 minutes. Stir spinach and continue cooking in microwave until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Let spinach cool, about 5 minutes; drain water and squeeze excess water from spinach.

  4. Mix spinach into lentils; cover pan and simmer until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

129 Calories
2g Fat
20g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 129
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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