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This is first time i tried but it came out very yummy and become very favorite for my hubby. Try it out and let me know your comments ...............
Palak - 1 bunch or 1 packet
Moong dal - 1/2 cup boiled and mashed
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2-3
Curry leaves - 3-4
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coconut grated - 2 tblspn
Green chillies - 2
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
In a blender add grated coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds, black pepper and grind it into smooth paste.
Finely chop the palak leaves, onion and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves, onion, and fry it till light brown.
Then add finely chopped tomato, and cook till tomato becomes soft.
Then add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, mix well and cook till raw smell goes off.
Then add chopped palak and fry well and add salt and water and cook for 5-10 min.
Then add boiled mashed dal and cook till palak leaves cooked well.
Then add tamarind paste & mix well and cook for 15 min.
Finally add grounded paste and cook for 5-10 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves.