Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dal Palak

Here I am with another simple recipe. I like this kind of dish because it’s a good combination of Protein and Greens. Not only it’s quite simple to make but also it makes a complete meal with rice/roti. The original recipe says Palak-Moong Dal but I used three types of dals instead of just moong dal.

Serves 3-4
Preparation Time: 20 Minute + soaking time
Cooking Time: 15 Minute

3 cup chopped spinach
1/3 cup moong dal
1/3 chana dal
1/3 cup toor dal
1.5 tsp oil
A dried red chili
¼ tsp cumin seeds
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp lemon juice
Pinch of garam masala
1/8 tsp ghee
Salt per taste

1. Mix all 3 dals, soak for 3-4 hours and pressure cook them
2. Heat oil in skillet, add dry red chili, mustard and cumin seeds
3. Add spinach and sauté it for about 5-7 minutes or until mixture becomes dry
4. Add cooked dals, mix well and add remaining dry spices
5. Add water, quantity depends on what kind of texture you want (I used about ½ cup)
6. Add ghee and turn off the heat

P.S. We can also sauté spinach along with onion and tomato to give little Punjabi/North Indian touch

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