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Spinach Daal recipe with Pigeon pea | Palak Daal Recipe with Toor/Arhar

Written By Surbhi Ahluwalia on Friday, August 1, 2014 | August 01, 2014

I love Spinach and always look out for new recipes with it.This time its Spinach/Palak Dal, its  healthy , tasty and easy to make,  with iron and fiber(Spinach) and (Daal) protein all in one. There are many versions of Spinach Daal , this one I made with Toor Dal/ Arhar Dal/Pigeon pea



Ingredients
  1. 1 cup tuvar dal/pigeon pea lentils
  2. 2 cups chopped spinach/palak
  3. 2, 3 cloves of Garlic chopped
  4. 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
  5. 1 inch ginger/adrak, chopped
  6. 1 tsp cumin seeds/sabut jeera
  7. ¼ tsp asafoetida/hing
  8. 1  tsp Garam Masala
  9. 1 tsp Coriander Powder/ Dhania powder
  10. ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  11. ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  12. Water for cooking
  13. 2 or 3 tbsp ghee /oil
  14. salt as required

Instructions
1.    Wash the Toor Daal and cook it in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder. add 2 cups of water , pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles or till the dals become soft , Keep it aside.
2.    in a pan, heat ghee/oil . fry the cumin and then add the chopped ginger and garlic and fry for a minute.
3.    Add the chopped chili and fry for half a minute, now add the chopped spinach. add red chili powder , asafetida and Dhania powder.
4.    saute for 5 minutes till the spinach becomes soft and stops releasing water on a medium flame.
5.    Now add mashed Toor Dal and mix it with  spinach.
6.    add water around ½ cup to 1 cup depending on how thick or thin you want the daal to be.
7.    finally add salt and Garam Masala simmer the palak dal for 6-7 minutes.
8.    serve palak dal hot with rice or Chapati.



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