Spinach Dal / Paalak Dal
Spinach dal/palak dal is one of the most famous recipe in Southern part of India. Its a perfect recipe to have with steamed rice and hot ghe...
Toor dal - 2 cups
Spinach - 4 cups
Mustard Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
Curry Leaves - 7
Coriander Leaves - Half bunch(Finely chopped)
Ginger - Half tablespoon(Finely chopped)
Onions - 1 (Finely chopped)
Green Chillies - 5
Water - 3 cups
Salt - As per taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Take a bowl and add toor dal, turmeric powder, salt, green chillies, ginger, onions and 1 tablespoon of oil.Mix it and add 2 cups of water to it.
Take another bowl and add spinach in it. Add 1 cup of water to it.
Take these two bowls and place it in pressure cooker. Cook it for 3-4 whistles.
Mash the dal so that it forms a smooth paste.
The spinach also can be mashed if you wish else it can be used as it is.
Take a bottomed vessel to heat and add oil to it. Add urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds till they pop.
Then add curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix.
Add the spinach as well as mashed dal to this and mix well.
Cook for 10 mins and remove from heat and serve hot.
Serve it with steamed rice and ghee along with papad.