Monday, December 27, 2010

Spinach Tomato Dal

  • Spinach 1bunch
  • Toor dal 1cup
  • Tomatoes 3
  • Fenugreek Seeds 5 Seeds
  • Mustard Seeds 1tsp
  • Cumin Seeds 1tsp
  • Onion chopped 1/4 cup
  • Garlic crushed 2 cloves
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4tsp
  • Red Chili Powder 1tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Asafoetida 1/4tsp
  • Oil  4tsps

  1. Take toor dal in a bowl and wash them.
  2. In the pressure cooker add this toor dal, chopped tomatoes and enough water to cook.
  3. Cook for 4-5 whistles. When cooled mash them well and keep aside.
  4. Wash the spinach and chop it finely.
  5. Take the chopped spinach in a microwave safe bowl, add 4-5tsp of water and keep it in the oven.
  6. Cover the bowl partially and cook on high power for 2 minutes. 
  7. Now heat a pan and add oil to it.
  8. When oil is hot add the fenugreek seeds.
  9. Then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry till they splutter.
  10. Add the asafoetida and mix well.
  11. Add onions and garlic, fry them till onion is transparent.
  12. Add the cooked spinach and fry for a minute.
  13. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and cooked dal.
  14. Mix well and add water if required. Cover and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
  15. Transfer the dal to a serving bowl.
  16. Serve hot with plain rice.

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