Friday, October 10, 2008

Dal Palak

Green leafy vegetables are good sources of many vitamins and minerals.They are also a good source of fiber.Spinach/Palak is rich in vitamin A, C, iron and calcium.


1/2 cup moong dal(cherupayar parippu)
1 cup chopped palak(spinach)
one onion cut into 8 pieces
one tomato cut into 8 pieces
3 cloves of garlic
6 green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

To grind:

1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin

To temper:

1/4 tsp mustard
4 chopped shallots
1 tbsp curry leaves
2 whole red chillies
1 tbsp coconut oil


Add dal,onion,tomato,garlic,turmeric powder,green chillies into a pressure cooker. Pour one cup of water and cook till one whistle. Switch off the flame and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Grind the coconut and cumin to smooth paste.
Add the palak to the cooked dal and cook for two minutes.
Now add the coconut paste and stir well and switch off the flame.
Temper the curry and serve.

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