Post-op Recipes

Dahl with Spinach: Bariatric Soft Diet Recipe

Dahl with spinach

Serves 6

Try our delicious recipe for dahl with spinach today.

IngredientsDahl with spinach

  • 2T sunflower oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2t grated ginger
  • 1 long green chilli finely chopped
  • 1T mustard seeds
  • 1t ground cumin
  • 1T ground coriander
  • 2t ground turmeric
  • 1t garam masala
  • 400g yellow split peas (rinsed and soaked overnight before using)
  • 800g chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken style liquid stock
  • 1t castor sugar
  • 100g baby spinach leaves


Heat oil in pan over medium heat until soft. Add garlic and ginger and cook for a further minute. Stir in spices then cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add peas, stock, tomatoes, sugar and 1.5 cups water. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cook for 1-1.5hours, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender and dahl is thick and rich. Stir through spinach. Serve.


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