Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dhal Palak

Greens are always delicious to eat.After having heavy food for the past few days I wanted to have something very light but nutritious one.Added to it vegetable market was opened last week inside our township.It was so tempting to see fresh green leaves..And my first purchase there was the palak green leaves.They were so fresh and green that if it could be eaten raw I would have!!!
Hot and soft Rotis with dal Palak makes a lovely combination.Dal Palak can also be had with hot steamed rice with a spicy potato curry.
This dish is very easy and quick to make..
For the recipe please press READ MORE below...

1 Cup of chopped palak leaves
1/4 Cup of Chopped onions
1/4 Cup of chopped Tomatoes
3-4 green chillies chopped finely
1 Tbsp of grated ginger
1 Cup of cooked and mashed moong Dhal/Thoor Dhal
To Temper:
1Tbsp of oil
1 Tsp of Cumin/Jeera seeds
1 strand of Curry leaves
1 no.of dried red chillies
A pinch of Asafoetida
Add Dhal,water,turmeric powder,a drop of oil and pressure cook it till it get cooked well.2 pods of garlic can also be added.It is optional
Keep all the ingredients ready.
Heat oil in a pan.Add items mentioned in the list "To Temper"
Then add onions saute it and then add tomatoes and saute it well.
Finally add the cleaned and chopped palak leaves and saute it
Add the mashed dhal and mix well.Add required amount of salt.Adjust the amount of water according to the consistency that you require.Mix well and boil it for 5 minutes
Serve it hot with Roti or with rice

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