Monday, October 20, 2008

Spinach Dal curry

Greens are very good for health. In India we use to get different varieties of greens and they had a unique taste. In US all i find is spinach and methi leaves. I love the taste of spinach and it is a rich source of iron. I use spinach for all the green recipes and comes out very well. Especially, this recipe is my hubby's favourite!!!. This curry goes almost with everything.

spinach dhal curry with rice & chow-chow poriyal


1 Bunch spinach
1/2 cup Toor Dhal
5 Green chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1 large tomato chopped
1 small onion chopped
3 Garlic pods
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 redchillies
2 tbsp Sambar powder
Salt to taste


cleaning spinach is must coz it has dust & sand particles. Easiest way to clean them is, Fill half of the sink with water and put the spinach leaves in the sink. Leave it for few minutes. All the dust and sand will accumulate at the bottom. U can take and chop the spinach.

In a cooker, add spinach, toor dhal, cumin seeds, greenchillies, garlic, tomato and turmeric powder. Add 2 cups of water. Close the lid and leave it for 3 whistle. Leave it to cool.

In a nonstick pan, pour oil wait until hot. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add rechillies asofetida and onions. Fry them for few minutes and add the cooked spinach and dhal mixture. Add sambar powder, close and cook for 10 mts. Once the raw smelll is gone, garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat!!!!



wonderful plater.. looks delish


spinach dal is my fav!!!

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