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These delicious Indian spiced lentils with spinach are an easy one pot side dish made in a slow cooker.

Dal Palak – Lentils with Spinach

Delicious Indian spiced lentils with spinach.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux


  • 2 cups lentils or split peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb spinach chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp chili pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ lemon


  • Wash and drain lentils then add them to a slow cooker with the water.
  • Mix in the other ingredients, except for the lemon juice.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • Stir in the lemon juice at the end of cooking time.

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