Thursday, August 30, 2012

Palakura Pesara Pappu | Spinach Moong Dal Fry

Dal is a staple for Indians. We use different lentils & veggies to make delicious dal. The variations of making dal change from place to place. In this recipe I'm sharing a north indian style dal which bonds along with rice & roti/chapati very well. 
I believe in not combing spinach & tomatoes as they form stones in kidneys.Maybe it is just an assumption still why take a chance, right ? 

Dal Fry

Ingredients
1Cup moong dal
1&1/2Cups water
2Cups chopped spinach
1Onion chopped
2Garlic pods
1/2Cup water (optional)
1/4Tsp turmeric
1Tsp chili powder
1/2Tsp sugar (optional)
Salt for taste
Seasoning
1Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard 
1Tsp jeera
1Tbs chana dal & urad dal
Directions
- Cooking dal is a easy process if you have a pressure cooker.
- To cook dal take it in a vessel with lots of water and clean it well. 
- Now add moong dal to pressure cooker with 1&1/2 cups of water and cook it for 2 whistles. 
- If you are planning on cooking it on stove top. It might take 3 to 4 cups of water for 1 cup moong dal & need continuos observation too.


Dal Fry

- While the dal is being pressure cooked heat a pan with oil add mustard & jeera. 
- Once the mustard starts jumping then add channa dal & urad dal. Fry them for 1min then add garlic & onion to the pan & fry them translucent.
- Now add chopped spinach to pan & fry them.Here you add salt,chillipowder & turmeric to pan.
- Meanwhile the dal is cooked so add it to the pan & cook it at low temp for 10mins. 
- If required add little water at a time to the pan. Cooking this way will make flavors to mingle with each other perfectly. 
- Sprinkle sugar on cooked dal & mix it. 
- Serve dal & rice with a dollop of ghee & it tastes heaven. 


Dal Fry

Note : 
- You can add 2 tomatoes to enhance the flavor. 
- While using pressure cooker be carful. Allow the cooker to cool down before opening it.

Dal Fry

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14 comments:

  1. Love this healthy dish....u done perfectly!!Nice click...

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  2. If you remove the seeds of tomato then it doesn't have any ill effect.
    Comfort looking dal, perfect with Rotis

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  3. Greens with dal will give good taste.

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  4. Simple dhal yet taste so good with rice and chapathi. It is also very nutritious
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  5. we make this all the time at home! isnt it just wonderful :)

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  6. Super comforting healthy dal..

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  7. looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

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  8. Love this combo with chapathis,yummy..I usually squeeze a quarter of a lemon too on top when served:)
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  11. A healthy & inviting dish!!
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