Oats-Spinach Dal with Jeera Rice

Dal is one of the most common dish of every Indian household, however to make it taste more delightful, you can tweak this traditional recipe as per your taste preference. Here is the simple way of making this Dal more aromatic by adding oats and fried spices. The fresh mix will accentuate the taste of this delicious Dal recipe.

Oats-Spinach Dal has all the goodness of oats, spinach and mung Dal, a complete healthy dal for your family. It’s a healthy take on regular dal. The combination of this trio makes it a light yet complete meal in itself. It is full of subtle flavours from spices making it the ideal comfort food for any day.

This is a comforting dal with spinach and oats mixed in it for extra nutrition. Making this in the pressure cooker is a snap. This is a gluten-free recipe. This Dal has become a new favorite in my house. I’ve made it a handful of times so far while working my way through my spinach stash. I recommend this easy recipe of Oats-Spinach Dal to everyone of you😊.

Here is the recipe

Category : Dal, curry

Cuisine : Indian

Yields : 5 to 6 servings

Ingredients :

Pressure cook ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup yellow split mung Dal
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped spinach, tightly packed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For sauteing spinach :

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped spinach, tightly packed

For seasoning :

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder

Lastly added ingredients :

  • 1 tbsp crushed kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves
  • Few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

1. Pressure cook all the above said ‘pressure cook ingredients’ with enough water. Mash it well and set aside.

2. Saute 1 cup of chopped spinach in 1 tsp of oil and set aside.

3. Making seasoning : Heat oil in a kadai, temper mustard and cumin seeds, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Then add ginger-garlic paste and chopped chilli, saute for a few seconds. Then add chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder, saute for just few seconds and switch off the flame. Keep aside.

4. Now mix the above three ie mashed dal, sauteed spinach and seasoning. Add salt and crushed dried fenugreek leaves. Adjust the consistency by adding water and give a nice boil. Then garnish with coriander leaves.

5. Dal is ready, serve hot with any flavoured rice or roti or with your choice of bread.

You might even like other Dal recipes…

Methi Dal

Allam Pappu

Menthi Miriyala Pappu

Green Papaya Pappu in Green Papaya Recipes


Super simple rice which is full of flavour and you won’t believe it but this takes under 10 minutes to cook if u have cooked rice in your pantry.

Jeera rice only needs a few ingredients : ghee + whole spices(bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, star anise) + cumin seeds + green chillies + basmati rice + fresh coriander leaves.

That’s all of six ingredients which you probably have in your pantry, so making this is a actually easier than you thought.

Here is the simple recipe….

Category : Main course

Cuisine : North Indian

Servings : 4 nos

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • Whole spices (1 bay leaf, 4 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon and 1 star anise)
  • 4 green chillies, sliced
  • Few curry leaves (optional)
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt

Method :

1. Wash basmati rice for a few times, then soak it in water for at least 30 minutes. Then pressure cook with 3 cups of water and keep aside.

2. Heat oil and ghee, temper mustard and cumin seeds, add whole spices…saute till aromatic, then add green chillies and curry leaves.

3. Now add cooked basmati rice, salt…mix it well gently. Top with chopped coriander.

3. Serve hot with any Dal.

You might like rice dishes…

Curry leaf spice rice

Coconut Rice

Sweetcorn Pulav

Pudina Pulav

Rajma Pulav

Capsicum Fried Rice

Notes :

Use good quality long grain basmati rice to make jeera rice.

I used India Gate Classic basmati rice.

Green chillies are added for a good kick, you can increase or decrease the amount according to your liking.

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27 thoughts on “Oats-Spinach Dal with Jeera Rice

    1. I live in India😊 and thanks a lot for the beautiful feedback and I m so glad you think so…
      Do try it out and lemme know when you end up trying this πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


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