Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dal palak( Spinach and Dal Curry)

This dish is very popular in the north as well as in the south,it has many variation to make,some people used Green moong dal,urad dal change from person to persons likes, but we all know it is
very healthy and nutritious dish,when eaten with chapati or rice makes a balanced meal.

Ingredients :
  • Spinach- 2 cups( chopped)
  • Chana dal -1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Methi seeds-1/4 tsp( fenugreek )
  • Onion-1 medium( chopped)
  • Tomato-2 medium( chopped)
  • Dry red chili -2
  • Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
  • Hing( asafetida)- pinch
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Wash and soak dal for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker add methi seeds and cumin seeds when they splutter
Add red chili and hing and stir for few seconds now add onion and saute for 3 minutes.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute til raw smell goes away.
Add tomato  and saute for 2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and coriander powder.
Mix well add chopped spinach and soaked dal and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add 1 cup water,salt and and close the lid.
Cook for 2 whistle or spinach and dals are tender.
Turn off the heat and let the pressure go down by itself.
Remove the lid and stir well.
Serve hot with rice and chapati.


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