Palak dal (lentils with spinach)
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Palak dal (lentils with spinach)

At times we feel to just have plain food as simple as Dal and Rice (dal-chawal as called in hindi). This dal if made with Palak adds a touch of Iron or otherwise health to the simplicity. Palak dal is also enjoyed by children who run away from vegetables. Its out of my personal experience as this has always worked for my son.
Here is the recipe..

Farrukh Aziz

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup lentil Yellow (toor dal)
  2. 2 cups Spinach (chopped)
  3. 1 Onion medium (chopped)
  4. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  5. 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  6. 6 - 8 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  7. 3 - 4 red chili Whole (dried)
  8. 2 Tomato (finely chopped)
  9. ½ tsp Turmeric
  10. Salt as per taste
  11. 2 cups Water
  12. 1 tsp Lemon juice
  13. 2 tbsps Oil
  14. 2 tsps Ghee
  15. 8 - 10 , cloves Garlic finely sliced or crushed
  16. 1 tbsp ghee oil or

Steps

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

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  2. Add chopped garlic, fry till golden brown. Add dried chilies, fry.

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  3. Add spinach and chopped onions, fry well on high heat for 2 – 3 mins.

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  4. Add tomatoes, sauté for 1-2 mins.Reduce the heat to medium, add dal, turmeric and salt, continue to sauté for another 2-3 mins.

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  5. Add 2 cups of water and ghee, pressure cook till done.

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  6. Finally add lemon juice, simmer for another 2-3 minutes.For tempering, heat oil or ghee in small pan, add sliced garlic, fry till golden brown and release lovely aroma. pour this tempering over the dal.

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  7. There you go….Palak dal is ready to be served…

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