Sunday, February 8, 2009

Daal Palak

This is again a simple dish and falls into the category of comfort food and healthy too. There are various ways to make Dal Palak. I got this recipe from a magazine (Food and Location Courtesy: Le Royce, Pune, India). I followed this recipe blindly without any changes and I must say it turned out really good.

yellow lentils/ toor daal - 1 cup
spinach/palak leaves - 1 cup (washed and chopped)
tomato -1
onion - 1
ginger garlic paste - ½ tsp
turmeric powder - ½ tsp
lime juice - 2 tsp
oil - 1 tsp
cumin seeds - ½ tsp
green chillies - 2
red chilli powder - 1 pinch
salt to taste

Wash and soak lentils in warm water for an hour. Meanwhile wash and chop spinach leaves. Peel onions and chop onions and tomato finely. Wash and chop or slit green chillies according to your taste.
Take a heavy bottomed pan and cook the yellow lentils/toor daal in it. OR Pressure cook for 2 whistles. When cooked ¾th, add spinach leaves, onion, tomato, salt, turmeric powder and ginger-garlic paste. Cook everything together till done.
In a small frying pan heat oil, add the cumin seeds, green chilli and red chilli powder, temper the daal.
Add lime juice in it and mix it well. Serve hot with rice.
We had it with rice and Aloo methi bhaji. Superb and healthy combo!!!

Daal Palak also goes to the Event Weekend Herb Blogging at Daily Tiffin and also to Haalo's site at Cook (almost) anything at Least Once.


vidhas said...

Very halthy and simple recipe. I make it another way, but this osunds good. Surely will try, i hve a bunch of palak.

Chitra said...

Book marked it..will try it out sometime..

Ashwini said...

Healthy and easy..Will try...

Smitha said...

Love Dal Palak

sowmya said...

healthy one..looks yummy..

SriLekha said...

recipe looks yum 'n' delicious!
join with us in the EFM -Microwave Oven Series!

suparna said...

Wow! Dal and palak makes a great n tasy combo. I haven't made this one for long...will make it sometime this week.

Do visit my blog too :)

Sanghi said...

New recipe for me.. first time here..! Easy one. u have a great blog!


My favorite,looks tempting to make!
Your Methi aloo looks good as well!Nice click of methi aloo!