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Spinach with Daal

Spinach With Daal
Spinach is a green, leafy vegetable is known as a rich source of iron and calcium,a relatively high level of iron, compared to other vegetable and meat sources. Everyone knows that the cartoon character Popeye The Sailor Man-most kids favorite show consume spinach to gain physical strength but it's not that popular among kids especially mine....In order to make them eat spinach I cook it with moong daal or toor daal in a form of sambar but not exactly. It is aslo know as Palak Daal. I normally like to add both daal in preparing just plain in daal.

Serving Size:4

1 packet baby spinach
1/4 cup moong daal
1/2 cup toor daal
3 garlic cloves minced finely
1 green chillie
1tbsp sambar powder
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1tsp salt
1/4tsp hing powder
1 cup chopped shallots
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2,5 cup warm water
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
5 curry leaves
3 dried chillies broken

Preparation Methods:
Coat the pressure cooker with 2tbsp oil and add minced garlic,green chillies ,chopped onions and tomatoes with salt, sambar and turmeric powder. Saute till onions and tomatoes become tender and add the daals and chopped spinach.Once the they are nicely mixed with the spice -pour 2.5 cup warm water and cook till 3 to 4 whistle. In a frying pan add 2tbsp oil-add mustard seeds. Once it starts to crack add dried chillies,curry leaves, cumin and hing powder-pour over the spinach and serve.


Suvedha Sekar said…
hi saraswaty tried out spinach dal came outwell.its a great side dish for chappathi and rice.thanks for the recipe,very healthy one.

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