Friday, May 23, 2008

Mixed Dal with Spinach

Mixed dal/ lentil used here is masoor dal and moong dal. Both the dals have their distinct flavor and taste. Combining both dals and adding spinach to it, makes it even more healthy dish to have.

Ingredients

1/2 cup - Masoor dal
1/2 cup - Moong dal
1 big bunch - Spinach, washed & chopped
4 to 6 - Green chili, slit in center
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
3 to 4 big - Garlic, chopped
1 tbsp - Ghee
Salt to taste

Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp - Jeera
A dash of - Hing powder
2 - Dry whole red chili, split into two
3 to 4 big - Shallots, chopped
2 to 3 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) Wash both dals. Heat 4 to 5 cups of water in a pan, add dal, turmeric powder, garlic, green chili, ghee and bring to a boil. When dal is 1/4 th cooked add spinach, salt to taste, simmer and further cook till dal and spinach is fully cooked, covered partially with a lid.

2 ) In another pan for seasoning, heat some ghee or oil on medium heat. Add mustard and pop it, then add jeera, hing, chili, shallot, curry leaves and fry till shallot is browned lightly. Pour this seasoning on the dal, stir and mix.


Serve hot with basmati rice, pappad and curds / yogurt.

Note - You can add one tomato, for sourness and a slight different taste.

23 comments:

Uma said...

spinach dal is my fav. dal! Your recipe looks great, Pravs! Looks so delicious.

Homecooked said...

Wow...I love palak dal and the pic is so pretty.You should send it for the Click event for this mth.

Happy cook said...

Yumm, just give me a plate of plain rice.
Delicious

bhags said...

palak daal looks so yummy.....

Michele said...

this is the first dal that I've made that has turned out perfect! I am in the process of teaching myself how to cook Indian and honestly - this turned out perfect! Thank you :)

Pravs said...

Uma : Thank you. Do try.

Homecooked : Thanks. I don't think pic is click standard :P.

Happycooked : Do try this with some rice :)

Bhags : Thanks bhags :)

Michele : Thanks for trying and for this feedback :D

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!.... That was a YUMMY! recipe... Looks so delish!. Love to have this dal mix with rotis.

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow love d pic and d color.. i make dal palak but with moong n toor.. masoor is something i will have to try... u can check my lasooni dal palak too...

Purnima said...

I learnt to make this same way frm my mil, my fave, hub n even both kids hv it! I also make similar one wt Sheera -red leafy veg..co-incidently that is for meal today! Thks for sharing dear! :D

Andhra Flavors said...

very healthy recipe with mixed dals, and greens.

Asha said...

Looks delicious Pravs, can't go wrong with this!:)

SASHREE said...

yet u again received one more award from me
BTW spinach dal is lokking yummy

Sagari said...

dal looks so yummy and comforting pravs

Jamie said...

Pravs the dal looks great. I have some spinach in my freezer that I need to use. Maybe I will give this a try!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Spinach adds a lot of taste to the dal..like your tempering ..

Madhavi said...

Lovely dal pravs, looks yummmm!!!

Purnima said...

Pravs, hi..theres a lovely award aptly waiting for you..with hugs frm me to you! Do chk ...

sireesha said...

Hi ,visiting ur blog for first time.U have nice and lovely blog.Spinach dal is my favorite.Your recipe looks delicious.......

Sia said...

i am eating it with my eyes pravs... the pic is excellent!

Madhavi said...

Hi Pravs, something waiting for u on my blog :)))

Kalai said...

I love spinach dal! The pic is really too good, Pravs!! Amazing. Please take a look at my blog for a surprise! :)

anu said...

i love eating so i learnt cooking after my marriage and half of my day goes on surfing on net ,i want to try new recipes very often.
few days back i bought tinda though i dont like it but i got bored eating the same vegetables everyday and thought of trying it .
i searched for the tinda recipe and found ur blog believe me it was amazing i dont have words to describe how delicious and tasty it was .along with that i tried palak dal and loved it so much.

thanks a lot for giving these yummy recipes.

Pravs said...

Anu : wow, thanks for this feedback. Makes it worthwhile, for all the efforts :D