Monday, November 3, 2008

SPINACH DAL (PALAKURA PAPPU)--RM#2

DAY 3 OF RM#2

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INGREDIENTS:

Spinach/Palakura-----------------------2 big bunches/3/4 cup frozen

Toor dal----------------------------------1/2 cup of standard measuring cup

Tomato----------------------------------1 big and ripe (optional)

Onion------------------------------------1 medium sized sliced

Green chillies----------------------------6

Ginger-------------------------------------1 inch piece

Red chillies------------------------------4

Garlic pods------------------------------3 crushed

Cumin,Coriander powder--------------1 tsp each

Methi powder-----------------------------1/4 tsp

Cumin,mustard seeds------------------1 tsp

Curry leaves-----------------------------few

Tamarind extract------------------------1 tsp

Turmeric---------------------------------1/2 tsp

Oil/ghee,Salt-----------------------------as required





DIRECTIONS:

1.Wash and soak dal in enough water for 30 mins prior to cooking.

2.In the meanwhile clean the spinach bunch and chop it very finely and set aside.

3.Chop onions,tomatoes,green chillies and keep aside.

4.Heat oil in pressure cooker and add mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves,red chillies ,crushed garlic,ginger and fry till done.

5.Add sliced onions and fry till they turn translucent and add tomatoes(optional),spinach and saute till tomatoes are smashed.

6.Add the powders and rest of ingredients including the soaked dal,salt ,2-1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles and then cook on low flame for 10 mins and tun off.

6.After turning off donot let the steam/pressure out.Let it stay for 15 mins.

7.Taste and adjust the salt/any other spices accordingly.

8.Combine them together well and serve hot with rice/roti



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1) DK 2) Siri3) Srivalli4) Ranji5)PJ6) Curry Leaf7)Medha8)Priya9)Bhawna10)Raaji11)Ruchii12)Anu13)Kamala14)Roopa15)Divya Kudua16)Rekha17)Divya M18)Lakshmi19)Raaga


25 comments:

Medhaa said...

this is one healthy dal. Love the picture

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Ur pictures sure makes me go round & round. Asking How? How? Paruppu Keerai is a very healthy dish.

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy and tasty dish.Lovely pic

Sireesha said...

Dal looks healthy and very tasty...

Arundathi said...

we have this so many times a week in my house. its my favorite kind of dal!

Usha said...

Dal looks healthy and delicious :-)

Priya said...

Healthy dal..lovely clicks..

Yasmeen said...

All the best with the marathon!
Palakura is me favorite kura,tempting images:)

kamala said...

We use moongdal for this spinach kootu..Lovely pics

anudivya said...

Looks like you are having a great start on the marathon. Yummy dishes.

ranji said...

First time here....One thing caught my eye are ur fantastic photos here..they sure tempt my taste buds :)...spinach dal is one of my fav...looks fabulous :)

Bhawana said...

Raaji u have same dinner set I guess :)). dal looks wonderful. very tempting pic. I also have tried this. very tasty isn't.

DEESHA said...

i love this dal .. we make this quite often .. looks yumm

Madhu said...

Beautiful pic Raaji, spinach dal is the best, like with rice.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Love the presentation as usual. i also make this way.. this is such a quick and healthy meal isn't it?

Uma said...

This is the only dal with greens, my kids eat! looks so delicious raji!

n33ma said...

Nice pic.....healthy Dal.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Simply lovely and healthy too... nice clicks...

Vandana Rajesh said...

This is one healthy tasty treat. I make it often as it is one way to get my daughter to eat the spinach with a smile.

Kalai said...

Quick, easy, and delicious. What more could you want in a dish, right? :)

Roopa said...

Nice photos, I love spinach kootu, I can have it anytime with rice or even roti:)

rekhas kitchen said...

nice simple and healthy one your pic. looks so beautiful

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so good Raaji! Its my fav:)

PJ said...

Raaji ur pics make me drooooool..

Divya Kudua said...

Spinach and Dal...a great combo of vitamins,minerals and proteins..Great entry!!