August 31, 2012

Spinach Dal / Pasalai keerai Paruppu kadaiyal / Palak dal

A spicy dal combined with greens that goes very well with steamed rice is my recipe today.This is a yummy authentic dal.Spinach is full of nutrition , a good source of iron and loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals.I try to include greens in my diet as much as possible.This recipe is very simple and easy to make.Here goes the recipe…




Spinach – 1 bunch

Toor dal / Thuvaram parupu – 100 gms

Onion – 1 chopped

Tomato – 1 small sized,chopped

Green Chilli – 1

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp (optional )

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt as needed


For Tempering

Mustard seeds / Kadugu – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal / Ulunthamparuppu – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds / Jeeragam – 1/2 tsp

Dry Red Chillies – 2

Asafoetida / Perungayam – a generous pinch

Garlic cloves – 2 chopped finely

Curry leaves – 1 spring




Wash the spinach several times in water and chop them.Wash the dal too.Take a cooker add dal,onion,tomato and green chilli and spinach. Add turmeric and chilli powder .And add 1/2 cup water and mix well .

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Close the lid and keep it on the stove.After a whistle keep in medium flame and cook for 10 mins and switch off.When the pressure goes off open it.


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Heat oil in a kadai and add the ingredients under temering and wait till splutter .Add the chopped garlic and fry till it turns golden .


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Then add the cooked spinach dal and add required salt and mix it well and simmer it for two more mins and switch off . Serve with hot steamed rice and a tsp of ghee over it , it tastes heavenly Open-mouthed smile.



Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

love it alot...

Anonymous said...

Yummy Dal

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lovely and healthy dal. Greenish dal looks so delectable.

Divya Pramil said...

I prepare this whenever I get spinach :) It tastes really yum!! Well prepared dear :)

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Reva said...

Very comforting dal..Looks yummy..

Shama Nagarajan said...

love all the recipes with Spinach..yummy

nayana said...

Yummy and healthy daal

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy dal curry

Shabbu said...

healthy and yummy dal..
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Priya said...

Wish to have a bowl of rice with this healthy comforting dal.

Now Serving said...

paakavey romba ruchi-ah irruku!

சிநேகிதி said...

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Looks yum!!
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manju nardas said...

I like your Healthy Dal.

Swasthi said...

healthy and delicious dal

Kalyan said...

looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

Sangeetha said...

Thanks for introducing me to your lovely space,glad to follow u :)
Spinach dal sounds very delicious !!

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faseela said...

yummy n delicious daal....

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