Sunday, 4 March 2012

Spinach Dal

Spinach Dal :
spinach - one bunch
moong dal - half cup
onion big - 1
garlic cloves - 5
turmeric powder - quarter tsp
cumin powder - quarter -half tsp
cumin seeds - half tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
dried red chilli - 2
oil - 1 tbsp
grated coconut - 2 tbsp (optional)
salt - to taste.

Cut the stems of spinach and take only the leaves,wash thoroughly to clean up the sand and drain it.Chop the spinach leaves nicely and also chop the onion and garlic cloves and soak the moong dal keep aside.
In a vessel add soaked moong dal, turmeric powder,cumin powder,chopped half onion,chopped garlic cloves and a cup of water. Cook well.
Then add the spinach and mix well.Let it cook for few minutes until soft.
Add little salt to the cooked spinach dal.You can add fine grated coconut at this stage and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan add urad dal, cumin seeds,red chillies and onion.Stir for a minute just beginning to brown.
Add the tempering to the cooked spinach dal.

Now Spinach Dal is ready. Serve hot with plain rice and ghee or as a side dish for chappathi.

- Asiya Omar.


crazypoplock said...

omg, looks so yummy ^_^.

crazypoplock said...

looks very yummy! ^_^.

faseela said...

My fav. Curry....superb dear


Nice..Thanks for sharing dear..

Julie said...

Thanx for linking it dear.........But please make sure the recipes use cumin as main ingredient!!

Please contribute your entries (old or new )EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

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createwithmom said...

deliciously done looks wonderful

Mahi said...

All time comfort food! Looks yummmm!

Anzz said...

A staple food in our house. It is the only way I can get some greens into my daughter. Thanx for sharing..

Asiya Omar said...

Thanks friends for your lovely comments.

Umm Mymoonah said...

A must to be included in our everyday diet,looks very yummy! Thank you so much for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

schmetterlingwords said...

Lovely comforting food... Anytime my favorite !! Thank you for linking it to Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

So, u are managing two blogs?? Great!! :)

Reshmi Ahmed said...

Thank you Asiya for linking my favourite Spinach Dal to Healthy Morsels ! I make this quite often but sometimes i add tamarind juice to it, to make it something like "pulikuzhambu" !

Asiya Omar said...

Very glad to see all the 3 lovely friends of healthy morshels here.Thank you so much for the visit and the encouragement.

Rosh said...

Very healthy and my favourite! Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe on my space :)