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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

~ MOONG DAL PAALAK RECIPE ~



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RECIPE SERVES 3

INGREDIENTS

1 cup moong dal (yellow, split) (you can either add it directly or soak for 30 mins & then add)

5 cups fresh cut spinach leaves (paalak)

2 tomatoes (finely chopped)

SPICES Oil, 1 teaspoon jeera, pinch of hing, 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 2 tablespoons green chilli paste, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt to taste, 4 teaspoons red chilli powder

METHOD

Heat oil for vaghaar, then add jeera, pinch of hing,1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 2 tablespoons green chilli paste - fry for 2 mins on medium flame

Add moong dal, 2 tomatoes, 1 litre of water, salt to taste, 4 teaspoons red chilli powder

Cook on medium flame, keep stirring after every 5-7 mins. Let moong dal cook for 12-15 mins.

Then add paalak & mix well. Switch gas to little less than medium heat & let the dal palak blend with spices.

Keep stirring every 5-7 mins.

When dal is completely done, dal will be well cooked, slightly mushy (will start breaking) so it thickens & forms a gravy on its own & paalak leaves will cook & wilt to dark green color.

Add a tablespoon of lemon juice in the end. Check taste & adjust the spices.

Prepare & enjoy !!!

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