Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Dal plays such an important role in Indian cooking. It is rich in protein and dal contain more nutritional value. I cook leafy vegetable atleast 3 times a week. I try to make simple, tasty and healthier veggie recipes everyday.
Dal palak is an amazing dish that can be served either with rice or roti. I got this recipe from my mom and refered many websites and created my own.

1/2 cup toor dal
1/4 cup moon dal
4- 5 garlic pods
1 onion medium size
1 tomato
2 cups of chopped spinach
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For tempering:
1 tsp oil or ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 green chillies
Mustard seeds + urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch

Take a pan roast moon dal nicely until raw smell goes, make sure they are not getting burnt.
Wash toor dal nicely, mix both the dals and add 2 cup of water, green chillies , turmeric powder, garlic pods, coriander powder , palak , tomato and cook for 3-4 whistles.
Allow it to cool. Mean time, take pan add oil , when oil is hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, hing, cumin seeds, when they start to splutter add onions saute well till onions turn pink.
Mash the cooked dal & palak and add to the tempering and cook for 2-3 min.Add salt & mix well. cook on low flame after 5 min switch off the flame.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

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