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Palak Dal

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This is one of the easy healthy dish and a rich source of protien for vegetarians.
It tastes great when served with a dollop of ghee on hot rice, Chapathi,Phulka, Roti, Paratha.

Serves : 2 persons
Ingredients:

  • Toordal (Split Pigeon Peas) -1/3 cup (washed andd soaked in clean water for about 15 min)
  • Spinach (washed and finelu chopped) – 2 cups
  • Green Chillies – 5 no (finely chopped) or to taste
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2 (broken into 2)
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Garlic – 1 clove(finely chopped)
  • Salt -to taste
  • Hing -1/8 tsp
  • Butter or Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Oil -1 Tbsp
  • Water -1 1/2 cups

Procedure :
Step 1 : Into a pressure cooker add the soaked dal, Spinach, Onion and Green Chillies and add about 1 1/2 cups of water.
Step 2 : Turn on the stove and pressure cook all of them till three whistles.
Step 3 : Rest the Pressure cooker till all the pressure goes down by itself.
Step 4 : Open the pressure cooker lid add salt then again bring the entire mixture into a rolling boil.
Step 5 : Mash the Dal little bit if required.
Step 5 : Meanwhile let’s do the seasoning.
Step 6 : In a small pan add oil and turn on the heat wait till the oil is nice and hot
Step 7 : Add mustard seeds wait till they start popping then add cumin seeds wait till they turn golden brown then add garlic, curry leaves, turmeric powder, red chillies and Hing
Step 8 : Saute it and immediately add the seasoned oil (tadka) into the boiling dal.
Step 9 : Add ghee on top of the Dal.
Step 10 : Serve it with Rice, Roti, Paratha, Phulka and enjoy.

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  1. anonymous

    i want the anomyous to be changed to anonymous.Please do corrections as I am unable to.

  2. anomyous

    you have not cut the spinach leaves totally except taking out the leaf stems.Is that what you mean by finely chopped.Or do we have to chop the leaves finely like as onions are cut?

    1. anomyous

      Do the leaves in spinach dal have to befinely cut like onions are cut or just the stems of the spinach leaves have to be chopped .Your video shows the leaves to be as such and the leaves are not chopped fine.By you saying finbely chopped what do you mean .Which part of the spinach leaves is finely chopped

      1. admin

        Yes it should be chopped smaller than what you see in this video.. I don’t know why I didn’t do that..

        1. anomyous

          do not worry It was just an observation questions .I love all your recipes because my cooking is almost the same as yours.

          1. anonymous

            I have another question.Adding butter at the end of the curry is just for a tasty flavor or to reduce the chilli flavor intake? If we do not add prefer to add butter for sake of health consciousness should we increase the oil input from 1 tbspn to 2 tbspn?.Please do reply to both my questions.

          2. admin

            Butter does add flavor for your dishes and even reduce the spiciness just a bit. You may or may not need to add more oil if you skip on butter,it just depends on our preference. One can even make oil free recipes. I hope you got your answers. Thanks Hema for writing back ur queries

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