Thursday, June 19, 2008

Spinach Dal

You will need:
For pressure cook dal:

  • ½ cup moong dal
  • 1½ cup water
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 5 small onions (pearl onions)
  • ½ tomato (chopped)
  • 4 green chillies
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 2 drops of oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • salt for taste
For tempering:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • few curry leaves
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • bunch of chopped spinach

Step 1:

Cook all the ingredients under for pressure cook dal. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles. After 15 mins open the lid and mash the dal using a spoon.
Step 2:

Take a non stick pan and add oil to it. When its hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves one after other. Now add the chopped onion and saute it for just few mins, and then add the chopped spinach to it and cover with a lid. Cook untill spinach become soft.

Step 3:

Mix the cooked spianch with the mashes cooked dal . Serve with hot rice and ghee.

Hint: You can add coconut milk and tamarind paste to make the curry watery. But thick curry taste very good with a touch of ghee.

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