Palak/Spinach Dal

Some times eating simple healthy food really helps .Dal has a special place in everybody's eating schedule I believe .At one point of time I used to hate dal when our cook in hostel used to make it with pumpkin. But now almost every day or at least weekly thrice I make dal and enjoy eating it.

Ingredients:
Palak/spinach - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 small(diced)
Green chili - 1
Chopped spring onion - 2tsp
Chopped cilantro - 1 tsp
Oil - 2tsp
Garlic - 2pods
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp

Method:
1.Wash spinach,green chili,corinader,spring onion and chop them finely .Dice the onion.Mash the garlic with little jeera seeds.
2.Heat the pressure cooker and add oil.Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter then add remaining jeera seeds ,onion,green chili saute them for 2-3 min.
3.Add spinach,spring onion,half garlic paste and cook them for 2 min.Add washed moong dal and mix everything well.
4.Add enough water , red chili powder .Give it a nice stir and once the water starts boiling pressure cook the dal for 3-4 vissils depending upon your cooker.Switch off the stove and allow the cooker to cool.
5.After removing the lid , switch on the heat once again and add garlic jeera paste & salt .
6.Boil it and check for the desired consistency ,add if anything is required.Switch off the heat.

Palak dal is ready to serve.
Note:Adding garlic jeera paste at the end gives a nice flavor.Actually you can just boil palak and dal separately and put the tadka later , its your choice.

3 comments:

He he i remember our hostel's watery dals... This is a really comfort food and looks delicious dear!!!

November 17, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

Awesome clicks. I feel hungry for everything u post here. Wondering if u have got camera tricks up ur sleeve or some magic in ur hands. Must be the second one. Keep posting....
Love ur recipes.

November 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM  

@Tahemeem:Thanks dear
@Anjitha:Thanks a lot dear,I'm on cloud 9.Not able to take good pics coz of this gloomy weather.

November 18, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

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