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Spinach Curry

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 This is a great alternative to the regular dal recipe. A great blend of dal and greens.
So here is the easy tasty and healthy recipe I make for atleast every two weeks.

Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients :

  • Spinach – 1 bunch or 5 cups
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 heaping cup
  • Moong Dal – 4 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind – lime size ball
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Chilli Whole (broken) – 2
  • Green Chillies (chopped) – 2 Tbsp or to taste
  • Ginger (grated)- 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 2 big cloves

Procedure :
Step 1 : Soak Moong Dal for atleast half an hour
Step 2 : Heat a pan and add oil, when the oil is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chilli whole.
Step 3 : Add Ginger garlic green chillies and cook till all the raw flavour of the ginger garlic is lost
Step 4 : Add onion and 1/4 ttsp of salt and reduce the heat between MEDIUM to LOW, cover and cook till the onion turn tranperant.
Step 5 : Add spinach and tamarind and cover it to cook till the dal and spinach are cooked well.
Step 6 : The dal will be cooked from the moisture that is oozed from the Spinach if not add extra water to cook the dal. Cook for 7 to 10 min covered, keep stirring once in a while, take care not to burn anything.
Step 7 : Add salt to taste and open the cover and cook for another two min till all the water is evaporated and everything is cooked well.
Step 8 : Serve it hot with rice.

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