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Spinach Dal(palak dal)

I like this healthy spinach dal because it is a high protein dish.

spinach - half bunch

chana dal - 1 cup

green chillies - 1

2tamrind about the size of lime

turmeric 4 pinches

cumin seeds

half tsp salt

garam masala

For Seasoning:

1 small onion chopped

1tomato chopped/paste

2 strings of curry leaves

2 dry red chillies

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

2 cloves of garlic mashed

3 tbsp of oil


*Soak tamrind in warm water and squeeze out the pulp.

*Cook chana dal, green chillies, turmeric, cumin and spinach with sufficient amount of water in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.

*After the cooker is cooled off,mash the dal with a wooden spatula adding tamrind pulp and salt in it.

*Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard, cumin, curry leaves, mashed garlic cloves, red chillies ,garam masala and chopped onion.

*Fry till the onions turn light brown in color.add tomato paste

* Add the seasoning to Spinach Dal and cook for 3-4 minutes

.*Serve hot with steamed rice/roti

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