In the mood for a comforting, wholesome and enriching dinner dish that takes just a few minutes to make and is jam-packed full of legumes, veggies and spices? Then you can't go far wrong with this yellow spinach and ginger daal, taken from Mira Manek's new book Prajna ~ Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness.
There’s really nothing quite as comforting as a daal, especially on a chilly day. This recipe's USP? It's incredibly simple and yet still packs a punch with it's flavours, delivering a mellow ginger, turmeric and cumin tick and a creamy hit of spinach for bite. If you've tried a yellow tadka daal before, often gracing the menu at local Indian curry houses, then you'll know what to expect, aside from this daal is calmer in flavour, perfect for a post-work supper.
Mira's top tips for perfecting this daal first time round: stir the spinach in right at the end to retain a little of its crunch, and add a little coconut milk if you want to make it creamier, but it’s also perfect just as it is.