9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Dal Palak

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dal Palak

Have you eaten too many times outside and felt it is getting bored??? How about eating all rich and creamy dishes all the time and suddenly you do not feel like eating anything at all.... Wondered what is the best food when we are back from a trip or are sick or eaten too many rich meals.. It is the comfort food.. For me it is simple veg with lentil... I can be happy to relish this very simple and everyday food that can never get boring or heavy on you... And more importantly you have this feeling of accomplishment of giving healthy and nutritious meal to your own body and to your family... I try to spinach a few times in a month although I want to eat 2 times a week... This one is little more simpler than the one I normally do.. I got this recipe from here and it is very comforting, homey and out of the world tasty... So this is for D and regional food..And I am also sending this for Vegan Thursdays
Spinach - 4 cups (tightly packed)
Tuvaram Parupu / Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon
Salt - 1 1/4 tea spoons
Mustard Seeds - 1 tea spoon
Ulutham Parupu / Urad Dal - 2 tea spoon
Red Chili - 2
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Asafetida - 1/8 tea spoon
Sugar - 1/2 tea spoon (optional)
Oil - 1/2 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon
MethodPressure cook the toor dal with 1 cup of water and turmeric until well done. Mash it to a paste and set aside
Remove the tough stems of the spinach and clean them very well to remove dirt and sand
Now chop the spinach roughly into small pieces
Heat 1/2 tea spoon oil in a pan and sauté the spinach until it is slightly wilted.. About a minute or two
Add the boiled and mashed dal, asafetida, salt and mix well
In another pan, heat 1/2 tea spoon oil and add mustard seeds, once it crackles, add cumin seeds, ulutham parupu and red chili
After the ulutham parupu turns golden, remove from oil and pour it over the cooked spinach..
Serve hot with white rice and enjoy!!!
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  1. Love this healthy,comforting dal. Makes me hungry.

  2. Spinach and Tuar daal is a new combo ..we normally use chenna dal..looks healthy, comforting and filling..super.

  3. Love the bright green colour and no doubt this is such an healthy one...Even for us, the comfort dish is always our dal chawal..nothing to beat it..

  4. Lovely, colourful and nutritious. I serve this often with off the tava, hot hot Phulkas.

  5. Comfort and flavorful dish with lots of nutrients ..

  6. Nice combo of dal and spinach.. both are very healthy ingredients.

  7. wow love this green color a lot :) looks super yummy and make me hungry :) love to have this dal with steamed rice :) it so inviting dear :)

  8. my fav palak dal so good for health yet very satisfying food love it with poori and rice so nice.

  9. I love this daal...love the colour !!

  10. I am a spinach fanatic and I've made this before...one of my faves

  11. Soothing comfort food forever :) Lovely post, Sowmya!!!

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  12. Just want to dig in... feeling hungry..


  13. Looks so vibrant and absolutely nutritious...

  14. Looks colorful. A favorite of mine, I would like to add. :)

  15. You are very correct.. I love to comfort my self with dal after too much of out side food.. Dal palak looks very appetizing ..

  16. Nothing to beat the combo of greens n dal!

  17. Very healthy recipe.Love the color of the dish :)

  18. love this anytime... and lovely colour too !

  19. Such a comforting recipe! Love to feed this to kids. Gets them the full dose of protein and greens :)

  20. We love this dal simple yet delicious. Great colour yo have here.

  21. The green looks really pleasing to the eye! We make keerai molagootal with spinach :)


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