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Maharashtrian Palak dal

Ingredients for Maharashtrian Palak dal

Ingredients:

  • 1.       Tuvar dal. . . ½ cup
  • 2.       Moong Dal. . . ½ cup
  • 3.       Spinach. . . 1 bunch
  • 4.       Tomato. . . 2  ( chopped)
  • 5.       Onions. . . 2 (sliced)
  • 6.       Garlic paste. . . 1 tsp
  • 7.       Ginger paste. . . 1 tsp
  • 8.       Cumin seeds. . . ¼ tsp
  • 9.       Mustard seeds. . . ½ tsp
  • 10.     Green chilies. . . 1 or 2
  • 11.     Red chili powder. . . ½ tsp
  • 12.     Coriander powder. . . 1 tsp
  • 13.     Garam masala. . . 1 tsp
  • 14.     Turmeric. . . ½ tsp
  • 15.     oil

Palak (spinach)

Method:

1.       Clean and wash the dals.  Clean and wash spinach,  drain and chop finely.  Chop onion to slices.  Now cook the dals, spinach and onions in a pressure cooker till 3 whistles.

2.       Take 2-3 tsp of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, ginger-garlic paste and onions and fry till the onions turn golden brown. Then add garam masala, dhaniya powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and finally add tomato pieces.

3.       To it add the boiled dal, onions and spinach. Add ½ glass water and bring to a boil.

4.       Switch off the flame, take it into a bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. Best had with chapatti or parantha. 

Maharashtrian Palak dal

By Mrs Vedagiri Surya Kutumbam.
edited by Mrs Uma ramana

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