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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dal Palak(with Moong dal) - Spinach Dal - Palakura pappu

Dal Palak is a delectable & Healthy Dal Recipe made with Fresh Spinach leaves(Palak),dal, crushed Garlic & onions. It  goes well with Rice,Roti,chapathi  Phulkas & Jeera Rice.Spinach is rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and iron, which improves your metabolism helping you burn calories at a faster rate. Spinach is packed with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and folic acid which are great for your heart.Eating spinach regularly maintains the normal brain functioning as well as slow down the age-related decline in brain function.Now we will learn to make healthy Dal Recipe.


Dal Palak

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 20   minutes.
Recipe Category:Lunch/Tiffin  sides
serves  :   6 . 

Ingredients

Palak - 1 bunch.(medium size)
Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Pearl onions - 15.
Garlic - 5.
Ginger - 1 inch.
Tomatoes -2.
Green chillies - 2.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - As needed.

To temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Hing - Generous Pinch.
oil - As needed.


Preparation

  • Pressure cook the Moong dal for 3 whistles with turmeric & needed water. Then mash it & keep aside.
  • Crush pearl onions & garlic.
  • Chop palak,tomatoes  and ginger finely.
  • Slit the Green chillies.


Method

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds.When it splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add   Ginger &  crushed Garlic .

  • When Garlic turns golden brown, add hing give a quick mix.
  • Then add Green chillies  &  crushed  pearl onions.
  •  When onions turns golden brown colour add tomatoes.
  • Add Chilli powder,Turmeric powder & salt. Saute till tomatoes turns mushy.


  • Then add Methi leaves, saute in a high flame for 3 - 4 minutes, then keep the flame to medium.



  •        Leaves oozes water, and it shrinks, leaves gets cooked with that oozed water itself. 


      • when it is cooked,add needed water.(i have added nearly  2 cups of water).
      • Add Mashed moong dal.Mix well.

      • Let it boil for few minutes till it gets thick consistency.
      • Serve with Rice,Roti & chapathi's.

      Notes

      • Instead of Moongdal, you can use Toor dal also,or equal proportion of both Moongdal & Toor dal.
      • Adding crushed Pearl onions & Garlic gives, nice flavour to dal.
      • As per your need you can adjust the quantity of dal.



      9 comments:

      momsrecipes said...

      Looks yummy... Comfort food

      vegindiangoodfood said...

      Moong dal is my all time favorite dal.. this combo is very healthy and nutritious.
      Delicious recipe, love to give a try.

      vegindiangoodfood said...

      Moong dal is my all time favorite dal.. this combo is very healthy and nutritious.
      Delicious recipe, love to give a try.

      Kushi S said...

      healthy, flavorful and super delicious!

      Puja Darshan said...

      Wow...this sounds super healthy and delicious... :)

      Anupama Paliwal said...

      Dal palak looks super healthy and delicious!

      Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

      Traditionally Modern Food said...

      Palak Dal looks super yum.. :-)

      Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

      This is my all time favourite recipe.

      Vidhya@VVK said...

      A healthy side for rice and roti. Very nice.