Friday, May 7, 2010

palak (spinach) ki dal


3/4 cup moong dal (yellow lentils)
1 cup palak (spinach)washed and chopped
2 tomatoes skinned and cut small
1 onion cut small
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt or as per taste
4 tsp ghee
2 cloves
1/4 tsp hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
4 cups water


Wash dal and put in pressure cooker with water, turmeric powder and salt. Allow to cook till 2 or 3 whisles come.

Take a pan and heat the ghee till hot. Add the cumin seeds and when they splutter, add hing, cloves, ginger garlic paste and onion. When onion turns golden add red chilly powder, chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft. Now also add cooked dal along with water and palak. Mix all this well (its consistency should be like thick soup) and let dal boil for 7 or 8 minutes on low flame, stirring it at intervals.

Serve hot with chappati, naan, or rice.