Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paalakwali Daal

Paalak is the only green leaf veggie my kids eat, so once in every week I cook paalak.  We all love it a lot.
Here is the simple recipe of daal.

1 bunch of paalak/spinach, u can use frozen also.
1/2 cup Toor Daal/Masoor Daal
1 small onion chopped
2-3 green chillies
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
1 tsp tamarind pulp
1 tbsp Oil

Cook daal in pressure cooker or in a pan till mushy with little salt and turmeric powder.
Wash & clean paalak, remove the thick stems soft/thin stems are fine.  Chop the spinach leaves.
In a kadhai/pan, heat oil.  Add the cumin seeds.
When the cumin seeds crackle, add the onion, green chillies and garlic fry till the onion & garlic turns brown.
Add the chopped spinach, sprinkle some salt and close with a lid.
Let the spinach cook at a medium low flame.
Mash the cooked daal and add it to the cooked spinach.
Add the chilli powder and tamaring pulp.
Check the consistency and if u want can add some water & bring to boil.
Check for the seasoning.  Remove from fire.
Serve hot with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.
Tastes heavenly.  Enjoy.


Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Same wit is very difficult to convince my jr. if thr is sumthing green in his plate.
I too cook dal wit palak de same way.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks yummmm..