Monday, November 7, 2011

Spinach/Palak Dal Curry


Spinach/Palak Dal Curry

Today's recipe is the classic combination of lentil and spinach.It is an aromatic and mildly spiced curry topped with the inviting flavor of thadka- the sizzling cumin and roasted garlic.In this recipe I have used mung dal which is slightly roasted to enhance the its unique flavor. It can be paired with rice/rotis.

Ingredients
Moong Dal/yellow lentil- 3/4 cup
Chopped spinach- 2 cups
Shallots- 4-5
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Green chilly- 4-5
salt to taste

Oil- 2 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp(optional)
Mustard seeds- 1/3 tsp
Cumin seeeds-1/2 tsp
Garlic-3 pods
Dry red chilly-2


Slightly roast the mung dal till there is a nice aroma and it slightly changes color.Pressure cook dal till it is soft and cooked.
Mash dal and add in salt, turmeric,chopped shallots,ginger and green chilly. Add water to the desired consistency. Allow this to simmer for 3-4 minutes and add the chopped spinach and mix in. Continue to simmer in medium flame for two more minutes.( you can also saute the spinach with little oil and then add)
In a separate pan heat oil and ghee and add mustard seeds and cumin. When they sizzle add dry red chilly and crushed garlic and saute till there is a nice aroma of garlic and it slightly changes color. Pour this over the dal curry and serve.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

35 comments:

  1. That's one of my favorite combinations...looks very yum

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  2. I simply love dal with palak. So healthy and yumm.

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  3. Healthy Combo luks delicious and super inviting.Luv it.

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  4. Super comforting dal..love it anytime.

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  5. Awesome looking dal curry . Awesome preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. That's a nice combo and a very healthy one.

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  7. One of my family favourite and I make it quite often, urs look very very tasty and the clicks are good.

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  8. This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

    My Blog
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  9. looks really healthy and yummy.

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  10. healthy and delicious dal pic are super

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  11. Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  12. This is what I call as Comfort food. looks delicious!

    -Lavanya.
    My recent Post: Mutton Kola Urundai

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  13. healthy combo and a delicious dal curry..

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  14. I love this dal...very comforting...

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  15. Delicious......I love daal palak.

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  16. Very healthy and nutritious dal. Looks yummy and tempting.

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  17. Nice recipe.I prepare in a different way.So am bookmarking.Thanks dear.

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  18. The curry is very nutritious and healthy! Great with rice!

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  19. I had the smae curry today for my lunch..love the combination :)

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  20. Awesome looking dal curry . Awesome preparation.

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  21. Yummy daal, perfect with rice!

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  22. I always love this combo..first time here and love to follow do srop in at my place when time permits

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