Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lentil Spinach Fries

Iron is an important ingredient and having iron rich food is of paramount importance. It is a key component in our blood and is needed to carry oxygen around in the body. People who have an iron deficiency often have pale complexions, general tiredness and breathlessness. Women often develop irregular and painful periods hence to have an iron rich diet is very necessary. I really enjoy cooking so here I present a simple vegetarian dish that is not only rich in iron but is very easy to prepare as well. Let’s go!

This dish is made of yellow lentils (dhuli moong dal) and spinach (palak). The best thing in this preparation is that the lentils will not be cooked hence most of the nutrition remains intact. Moong dal is a very good source of protein and iron. Spinach on the other hand, always reminds me of Popeye! It is a super food and is very rich in iron, vitamin C, niacin, potassium and riboflavin. We will use another amazing thing for garnishing but as for now that is a little surprise! 

Cooking Time- 15-25 min


1.     1 Cup yellow lentil (Moong Dal)
2.     Cleaned leaves of fresh spinach
3.     2 green chilies
4.     A small piece of ginger
5.     Whole black pepper
6.     Salt to taste
7.     1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
8.     A pinch of asafoetida ( heeng) as per taste
9.     1/2 teaspoon dried red chili powder
10.   Oil for deep frying


-Soak 1 cup yellow lentil/ moong dal in minimal water for 4-5 hours. Add a pinch of salt.

-Stain water and make a batter of green chilies, ginger and soaked lentils in a grinder. Make sure that the batter is slightly coarse and thick.

-Add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, heeng, black pepper in the batter and mix well. 

-Heat oil for deep frying.

-Take one spinach leaf and apply batter on the both sides and put in the oil. Keep the burner on low and fry it on constant low heat for sometime till it is golden brown. Fry other leaves similarly. 

-Add grated Gooseberry (Amla) and Cheese (paneer) on the leaves as the Vitamin C in Amla increases the absorption of iron and hence adding Amla will be very beneficial.

-Serve with love and enjoy with tomato ketchup!

This dish is easy to prepare and is very rich in iron and many other nutrients. I hope you will enjoy it!

To increase iron in your diet, you can also take ‘Livogen’ which is numero uno Iron supplement!


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  1. Sounds SO yummy, Ankita! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hi Chris

      Thank you! Plz do try it, I am sure you'll enjoy this dish :)

  2. Dhooli moong dal aur palak ke bhajiye.....
    Lentil Spinach Fries

    Looks.... 2 completely opposite dishes....,

    jokes apart... looks yummy...

    1. Hi Winsant Surat

      Thanks a lot!