June 22, 2009

Palakura Pesarapappu/ Moong dal with spinach

This is one of the simplest and tastiest dal recipes. I usually make spinach dal with toor dal and add either tomato or tamarind to make it slightly tangy. But for this dal, I kept it simple and you can the leafy spinach and the slight sweetness of moong dal; tadka with garlic completes the dish.


Ingredients:
Moong dal – 1 cup
Spinach – 1 cup, chopped fine
Green chilies – 3 Onion – 1 small, chopped

For Popu/ tadka:
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 6
Garlic – 1 clove, minced


Method:
  • Pressure cook dal with spinach, onion and green chili for 3-4 whistles.
  • In a small saucepan, heat 1tsp oil, add the popu ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add it to the dal; mix well and enjoy with rice or roti.


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10 comments:

  1. I love this...My comfort food..

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  2. Love the combo,my fav:)
    lovely clicks :)

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  3. Healthy! Nice closeup click!

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  4. With rice, that isjust whati call comfort food and delcious.

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  5. Lovely palak dal! My favourite with rotis!

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  6. I would have this with rice or roti, simple and delicious.

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  7. Pavani, this really does look simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe-- I love those easy-to-put-together meals.

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  9. I've never tried with garlic before. I should try it this way next time. Nice one! :)

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  10. Comfort food for me and Nutritious to boot!

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