Sunday, December 6, 2015



1 cup tur dal
4 cups chopped and tightly packed palakura/palak/spinach
6 garlic cloves
2 onion, chopped
2 tomato, chopped
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
3-4 green chillis, slit lengthwise
3-4  cups water, approx
big pinch turmeric pwd
1 tsp red chilli pwd
salt to taste

For seasoning/poppu/tadka

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp ghee


1 Saute in ghee the garlic clove finely sliced till lightly browned and keep aside
2 Boil the tur dal with 3-4 cups of water.If cooking over stove top ,cooking till the dal is almost cooked.and  if you cook in a pressure cooker upto 3 whistles 
3 Heat ghee , add cumin seeds and as they splutter, add garlic and ginger and stir fry for few seconds.
4 Add the chopped onions and saute for 4-5 mts.
5 Add red chilli pwd and turmeric pwd and combine. 
6 Add the chopped palak and saute for 5 mts. 
7 Add chopped tomato and saute for another 4 mts.
8 Add the cooked dal along with salt and combine. 
9 Cook on slow to medium flame for 10 mts without lid or till you get the consistency of your choice. Garnish with sauteed garlic slices.
10 Serve with white rice or rotis.

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