Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Palakwala Dal:Punjabi style

Fresh spinach leaves (palak),roughly chopped :2 cups 
Moong dal:1 cup 

Salt  to taste 

Turmeric powder   

Mustard oil  2 tbsp 

Asafoetida  pinch 

Cumin seeds  1 tsp 

Onion ,chopped,1 medium 

Green chilli chopped:1-2 or green chilli powder-as per your taste (I used powder)

Ginger,chopped  1 inch piece 

Garlic,chopped  6-8 cloves 

Lemon juice  1 tsp 


Cook the moong dal with salt, turmeric powder and five cups of water in a pressure cooker till the pressure is released twice or the dal is well cooked. 

Heat the oil in a kadai.

Add the asafoetida and cumin seeds. 

When the cumin seeds begin to change colour, add the onions and green chillies(if you are using chopped chillies). 

Cook till the onions are soft and translucent. 

Add the ginger and garlic and cook for half a minute.

Add the chopped spinach  & cook till it becomes soft.  

Add the dal, bring to a boil, and stir.

Add green chilli powder(if you are using green chilli powder) & lemon juice. 

Simmer for two minutes and serve hot. 

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