Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Dal palak curry

Dal and Palak..healthy all the way ! I love spinach and this dish always stimulates my appetite.
This is a very simple and a tasty dish that goes well with rice as well as roti.


1/2 cup toor dal
1 cup spinach - chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped into small pieces
2 pods of garlic
Small piece of Ginger
1 Green Chilli-cut into small pieces
1/2 tablespoon Turmeric Powder
1 tablespoon Oil/ghee
1 pinch of Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tablespoon Cumin Seeds

Clean the toor dal,add the chopped onions,garlic pods,ginger pieces,green chilli and cook everything together in a pressure cooker along with turmeric powder with 1 1/2 cups of water(dal should not be too watery).
Sprinkle little water on the chopped spinach and microwave it for 1 min or alternatively boil spinach in a vessel for 2-3 mins.Do not over cook.Remove the pressure cooker from fire after 3-4 whistles.In a small skillet,heat some oil/ghee and add cumin seeds.Then add the cooked toor dal mix and then the spinach.Mix everything together.
Add garam masala powder,mix and saute for 2-3 mins. Serve with roti/rice.


SHUBHA said...

this is called pala cura pappu in telugu... minus the garam masala....

Kruthika said...

Haan Shubha...patha hai :-). Am a big fan of Andhra cuisine.Yep..its Palakura pappu and the Tondli curry in my blog is Dondekaya kurra.I can read a bit of telugu and can speak telugu fluently.:-)hehehe

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