Thursday, December 26, 2013

Arhar Palak ki dal

Hi Readers,

This is my other recipe on Christmas eve. Dal palak is a common recipe in my house hold. I usually make Dal palak by pressure cooking Dal and palak and adding a tampering of Cumin and garlic to it. However, this time, I have made the same following a Nita Mehta recipe of it. It is a nice detailed variations with spices, flavor and aroma to the simple Dal palak recipe.

Nice recipe for occasions, I would not make it every day as it uses lots of ghee.

Ingredients :- 
1 cup Arhar or Toor Dal
3 bunches of Spinach washed and chopped
3 cups water
salt to taste
1 tbsp turmeric power
1/2 tea spoon finely chopped ginger
1/2 tea spoon finely chopped garlic
1 green chili chopped
Tampering :- 
1 medium tomato chopped
1 medium onion chopped
3 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp red chili powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tbsp amchur powder

In a pressure cooker add Toor dal, chopped spinach and water. Add turmeric powder, salt, chopped ginger, garlic and green chili. Pressure cook in medium flame till 1 whistle. Now, reduce flame and cook in simmer for another 6 to 7 mins. Keep aside. Take a tampering vessel. Heat it, add ghee.When ghee is sufficiently hot, add cumin seeds, Onion. When onion is fried add tomato, garam masala, coriander powder, amchur powder and red chili powder. When tomato is done, add the tampering mixture to Dal. Serve hot with steamed rice. 


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  2. Great Recipe! Will make sure to try it :)