Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spinach Dal(Palakura pappu)


Spinach -1 bunch(cut into pieces)
Toordal -1 cup(washand soak in water for half an hour)
Onion -1(chopped)
Tomato -1(small,chopped)
Green chilli -6(slitted)
Tamarind Paste-2 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods(minced)
Salt as required

For the Tadka:

Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp
Red chilli -2
chana dal -1 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Hing -1 pinch
Curry leaves -4
Oil -3 tbsp


1.Pressure cook the dal with 2 cups of water untill 4 whistles.Allow it to cool untill all the pressure goes off.
2.Add salt and mash the dal with a spatula and cook it for 5 minutes.
3.Heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,minced garlic,Red chilli ,fenugreek seeds,hing,chana dal,urad dal and curry leaves.
4.Add chopped onions when the dals turn brown and saute untill they become light brown.
5.Add chopped tomatoes and fry till they are soft.Add chopped spinach and cook till the spinach is completely done.
6.Add cooked dal to the fried mixture and cook it for 10-15 minutes.

      Now Spinach Dal is ready for serving.Enjoy this recipe with ur family members.Please post ur comments on this recipe

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