Thursday, 18 October 2012

Palak Toovar Dal (know Your Green Leafy Vegetables)


  1. Clean, wash and soak the dal for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, add the spinach, ginger, green chillies, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Mash the dal spinach mixture with the back of a spoon lightly and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the bayleaves, cloves, red chillies and asafoetida. Stir for 15 seconds.
  6. Add the spinach mixture, chilli powder and coriander, mix well and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once in between.
  7. Serve hot.


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