May 22, 2012

Moong & Spinach Dal Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves : 3 - 4 persons

Ingredients :
  • Chopped Spinach : 1 cup
  • Split Moong Dal : 1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies : 3 - 4
  • Dried Red Chillies : 2
  • Tamarind : Gooseberry size ball
  • Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal: 1/2 tsp
  • Hing : 1/8 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
  • Oil : 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method : 

1. Put the rinsed moong dal, chopped spinach, tamarind, split green chillies, turmeric and a cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles.

2. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Add the salt and mix well. 

3. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a vessel. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter. Then add the red chillies, hing and curry leaves to it and fry for a few seconds. 

4. Pour it over the cooked dal and combine well. 

5. Serve hot with roti or steamed rice, dollop of ghee and some papads.

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  1. This is how I generally make the spinach dal too. And it tastes so good.

  2. I would love to have this with rice.

  3. Super healthy and nutritious dal,hearty and comforting food for me.

  4. Never tried spinach with moong...looks yum..

  5. Looks yummy! Adding tamarind in this dhal is new to me..will try this soon!

  6. Yummy , Looks delicious

  7. Nice and comforting dal. looks tempting

  8. you add a small ball of tamarind to the pot while cooking or do you soak it and squeeze out the juice that comes out of it and discard the pulp?

  9. Healthy and delicious dal recipe.

    Have never pressure cooked dal with tamarind and green chillies... sounds interesting!

  10. Looks delicious. Made dal and spinach separately for dinner last night.

  11. most of the times I make the palak dal with toor dal.., very rare with moong. Thanks for reminding! Shall make them soon :)

  12. I like this healthy dal with rice....


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