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August 16, 2009

Spinach & Moong Dal Gravy

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach - 1 bunch
  2. Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
  3. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
  5. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  7. Urad Dal -1/4 tsp
  8. Curry leaves - 4 to 5 nos
  9. Green chillies - 2 nos
  10. Dry Red Chillies - 1 no
  11. Onions(finely chopped)- 1/4 cup
  12. Oil - 1 tsp
  13. Coconut Milk(thick) - 1 to 2 tsp (Optional)
  14. Salt to Taste

Water Method:

First cook the 1/2 cup of moong dal with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder in a pressure cooker leave it for 2 to 3 whistles & keep this ready ( if u don't have a pressure cooker ,u can cook the 1/2 cup moong dal in a pan with 3/4 cup of water until its cooked well.) .Wash & finely chop the spinach & keep it ready .Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds ,allow it to splutter .Then add the urad dal , cumin seeds , dry red chilli followed by slit garlic & roast it until it leaves aroma . Now add the finely chopped onions , slit green chillies , curry leaves & saute for a while till it turns tender . Then add the finely chopped spinach & saute well for about 5 to 6 mins. Now add the cooked moong dal along with required amount of water & salt , allow it to boil for about 5 to 6 mins in a low flame. Now add the coconut milk & boil for about 5 mins in low flame (coconut milk is optional).Check for salt & spice (if want extra green chillies while its boiling). This goes well with White Rice , chapathi's............


Note:

While cooking Spinach do not cover the pan with the lid ......Just my small tip.......

12 comments:

Pari said...

yuumy and a very healthy daal.

Sanghi said...

Full of greens recipies today, some other blogger friends too posted same..! Yummmy recipe priya!

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe dear...healthy and colorful...will try it soon.

En Samaiyal said...

thank u pari, Sanghi & sangi for the nice comment......

Andrew said...

Hmmmmmmm something to try never been a spinach person but you never know.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice blog dear..yummy healthy recipe

Priya said...

Healthy and droolworthy gravy yaa!

srikars kitchen said...

Delicious & healthy recipe.. First time here. u have a wonderful blog &Yummy recipes & Great clicks..

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Subhie said...

yummy n healthy dish..my fav too!

En Samaiyal said...

Thank u Andrew, ShamaNagarajan,Priya,Srikars kitchen,Sangi,Subhie for all ur comments.....

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