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Monday, April 16, 2012

Palak Dal - Lentil Curry with Spinach


Palak dal is the lentil curry cooked with fresh spinach. Palak or spinach combined and cooked with mung dal(splited green gram) makes a very tasty and scrumptious healthy meal .Spinach adds more flavor and more taste to the lentil curry.  Palak and dal combined together, makes the meal  highly nutritious. Palak dal is an all time favorite to most of us.The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to  prevent or control diseases and health conditions.

INGREDIENTS
  • Spinach (Palak) - 1 big bunch
  • Splitted green gram(mung dal) - 1 cup
  • Tomato,cubed - 1 big
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Curry powder - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice -2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Tumeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


PREPARATION
  • Wash the dal and soak it in the fresh water for about 30 minutes.Keep it aside.
  • Roughly chop the spinach into small pieces.
  • Place the pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • When oil heats up, add cumin seeds, asafoetida  and tumeric powder.Stir well.
  • Add chopped green chillies and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add soaked dal along with the  water and salt. Stir and cook well.
  • Then add chopped spinach. Stir and cook till palak becomes soft in the dal.
  • Then add curry powder and stir well.Check for the salt,if required add more salt and mix well.
  • Again cook for 5 minutes.
  • When done, turn off the flame and add lemon juice into dal.
  • Palak dal is served with plain rice or chapati. Its taste wonderful.



11 comments:

  1. Wow!
    That looks really gorgeous!
    I should definitely try them sometimes soon :)

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Looks tasty & easy enough to convince my boys to eat lentil with this dish since they love to eat spinach! A healthy dish that I will definitely will try! Have a lovely day! :)

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  3. Big WOW... I love vege.. my kids don't.. but, they love lentils.. I m always wanted to look for a vege recipe that could hooked them up.

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  4. spinach moong dal is my fav. but I never added tomatoes to it. looks yummy

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  5. lovely dal!.can imagine the taste.......must be really really good.
    maha

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  6. vey healthy and delicious .awesome clicks..

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  7. may I know what is Chaat Masala? by the way tandoori looks tempting...

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