Aug 27, 2010

Palak Dal

Spinach finely chopped 15-20 leaves
1/2 cup Split green gram or moong dal
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
a pinch Asafoetida/hing
2tbsp Oil
1tsp cumin seeds/jeera
5 cloves of Garlic chopped
1" Ginger piece chopped
1 Green chilli sliced
1 medium Onion chopped
1 dried red chilli (optional)
11/2 tsp Salt or to taste
1tsp Lemon juice

Cook moong dal with a pinch of turmeric powder on gas stove till its soft. Heat oil (or ghee) in a separate pan & add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, dry red chili, green chillies and sauté for one min. Add onion and continue to sauté till onion gets lightly browned. Add chopped spinach and sauté for half a min. Add the remaining turmeric powder, hing and stir. Add dal and mix well. Add one cup water, salt and stir. Add lemon juice just before serving.

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