SPINACH DAL WITH LENTILS, VEGETABLES AND SPICES

Spinach  Mango Dal with Lentils, Vegetables  and Spices .img_1523 A one pot dal for kids meal . Serve with Phulka or Plain Paratha , Papad and Raita .

Today I’m sharing a simple Dal recipe which is loved by everyone. It is combination of Healthy Spinach, Protein from lentils , Home made curry powder , Lemon and Ghee makes it healthier and ultimate comfort food which you can prepare in less time for Lunch/Dinner. It is a perfect accompaniment  for steamed rice or with Phulka or Plain Paratha ( Indian Bread) . It is a simple recipe which can be prepared easily  by first time Cook . Serve with Stir fry vegetable , Plain rasam , Papad , Pickle and Raita .

Recipe for 4 to 5 People .

Preparation time : 15 Minutes and  Cooking time : 15 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:img_1527

1. Toor Dal, Channa Dal and Yellow Moond Dal  – 1/2 Cup or One  Handful each  ( Soak for 30 minutes)

2. Onion – 1 ( Chopped)

3. Roma tomatoes – 3 ( diced)

4. Garlic – 6 ( Peeled and Crushed)

5. Ginger – 2 tbsps. ( Grated  )

6. Oil – 1 tbsp. and Ghee – 1 tbsp.

7. Spinach – 5 handfuls ( washed and Chopped)

8. Seasoning ( Tadka) – Cumin seeds and Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp. each , Red chillies – 2 , Hing – Pinch

9. Curry leaves – 5 and Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves

10. Salt as per taste and Turmeric – 1/4 th tbsp.

11 . Chopped Mango – One 

12. Green Chilli Paste – 1 tbsp. , Rasam or sambar Powder – 1/2 tbsp. , Curry Powder – 1/2 tbsp.

METHOD :img_1526

1.Soak Toor Dal, Channa Dal and Yellow Moong dal for 30 minutes .Wash 4 to 5 times and Pressure cook with One glass Water for 2 whistles on medium High flame.

2.Heat 1  tbsp. Oil  . Then  add Crushed Garlic followed by Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds , Red chillies , Hing , Green Chilli Paste , Ginger , Curry Leaves . Fry for Couple of Minutes . Then add finely chopped onions , Salt and Turmeric. Mix and cook until Onions are light Brown .

3. Once Onions are brown add Chopped Spinach, Chopped Mango  and tomatoes. Cook for few minutes and add Rasam or Sambar Powder and curry Powder and add Cooked Dal . Mix well and cook for 7 to 10 minutes . Stir in between to avoid burning.

4. After 7  to 10 Minutes switch off the stove and add finely chopped coriander leaves.

 5. Cool some time and squeeze Juice of lime if needed  . Check for Salt and spices and adjust accordingly . Finish off with 1 tbsp Ghee . 

SERVE with img_1524PHULKA  or Plain Paratha . Papad and raita.

Note : Don’t add any water while cooking Dal with Vegetables . Spinach and tomatoes will release water which will be sufficient. Stir in between to avoid burning.

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