Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pinjur Spinach Dal

So last night I wanted to make Dal and I was 'certain' I had diced tomatoes or stewed, even, but BOY was I wrong!  So I stuck with the Red Lentil and Dal 'idea' BUT I combined a few countries flavors for a 'fusion' of sorts and it turned out REALLY good!

I think I will call this Pinjur Spinach Dal.

Pinjur is a spicy relish form and is commonly used as a summer spread. (AKA Pinđur) is commonly prepared in Bosnia, Serbia and Macedonia.

I recently found a large jar at Big Lots marked VEGAN for a very good price so I couldn't resist trying it.  I've had this same company's Avjar in the past, too!

peppers, eggplant, onions, tomato puree, vegetable oil, garlic, salt, spices.

This is super tasty - I'm glad I only used a half cup in my dish so I have more left to eat in other ways in the near future, too!

For this recipe I used the following:

1 C Cooked Red Lentils
1 Onion
1 T Wildtree Garam Masala
1/4 C Earth Balance
1/2 C Pinjur
1/4 C Water
1/2 C Spinach
1 T Minced Garlic


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    1. Thanks so much! It was tasty! Now I'm craving more :)

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    1. Thanks! It was tasty! I'll have to try variations again in the near future :)

  3. You are so creative and inventive! I can't wait to buy some Pinchur so I can make this delicious recipe!
    Plus all of my favorites are in this recipe including lentils, spinach, garlic and onions. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable post with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Hop! We sincerely appreciate it!

    1. Oops. I meant Pinjur not Pinchur....

    2. Thanks so much for the kind words :)
      I love being surprised by unique products like this that I find at random stores that happen to also be vegan :) Puts a smile on my face :)

  4. I have never eaten this but it looks really good!

  5. I've had the Pinjur relish, mild, that I found at Big Lots also. figured I'd try it and was hooked use it on eggs, burritos, meat , anything. not every store has it, so when I see it, I grab 3,4 or what ever I can. I can't handle heavy spice, and this stuff is perfect!!