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

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
1Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard 
1Tsp jeera
1Tbs chana dal & urad dal
- 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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  1. Love this healthy dish....u done perfectly!!Nice click...

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

  3. Greens with dal will give good taste.

  4. Simple dhal yet taste so good with rice and chapathi. It is also very nutritious

  5. we make this all the time at home! isnt it just wonderful :)

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

  7. Love this combo with chapathis,yummy..I usually squeeze a quarter of a lemon too on top when served:)
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  10. A healthy & inviting dish!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner