Friday, March 30, 2007

Spinach dal

This is a very simple and common recipe. We all make it but when my friend makes it comes out simply delicious. So I got the official recipe from her.


Tuar dal - 1 cup
Spinach - 1 pack of Frozen chopped spinach
Tomato - 1 1/2 chopped
Onion - 1 chopped - Medium Sized
Garlic - 2 minced.
Tamarind ... 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 2 pinches
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Jeera /Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Green chili - 2 to 3 according to taste - sliced
Coriander leaves - chopped
Salt to taste

Pressure cook the tuar dal, spinach, a drop of oil and a pinch of turmeric powder up to 4 whistles. The amount of water I usually put is enough to cover all the ingredients in the cooker. Let it cool and then mash the dal and spinach.
In a saute pan heat 2 tsp of oil and splutter the mustard, urad dal and then add the tomato. Add the green Chile and continue frying for 6-8 minutes then add the turmeric powder , jeera powder and coriander powder. Fry for another 2 minutes. Add the mashed dal and spinach, 1 1/2 cup of water and boil on low to medium heat for 15 minutes. Garnish with Chopped coriander leaves. This goes very well with rice, idli, dosa, name it and it goes with it.


Prajusha said...

hi smitha,
this spinach daal looks yummy yummy.good for chappathis.

smitha said...

thanks prajusha and yep .. they do go very well with chapathis :)

Anonymous said...

Dont cook dal and spinach together.It's not that nutritious.

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