Thursday, January 10, 2013

Palak - Moong Dal - Curry

Spinach, also known as 'Palak' in Hindi - is a very good source of Iron and other Vitamins. I always hated this leafy vegetable and now I see my son making faces whenever I catch up with this in the vegetable market. Oh! God! How can I blame him when I did all those at his age. This is one such effort from me to  feed my kid this nutritious veggie and  I am glad he didn't realize- its PALAK :)

Here's the recipe of Moong Dal - Palak Curry


Spinach - 1 bunch 

Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1 and 1/2 cup

Haldi/ Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

Green Chillies - 3

Tomatoes - 3 chopped

Onions - 1 chopped

Sambar powder Powder - 1 tsp

For Seasoning

Oil - 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp

Curry Leaves - Few

Hing (Asafoetida) - 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1/ 2 tsp


1. Soak Moong Dal for atleast 2 hours.

2. Clean, wash and chop the spinach.

3. In a pressure cooker, add soaked moong dal, chopped spinach( Palak), Onion, green chillies and Tomatoes. Pour some water and allow it to cook for 1 or 2 whistle.

4. When cooled, take all this in a blender and coarse grind it. This Step is Optional if you get a mashy texture after cooking it in a cooker.

5. Pour some water and add Haldi, Sambar powder and Salt to taste. Bring it to a boil and then switch off the flame.

6. Prepare the seasoning with the ingredients mentioned above and then add it to the curry.

Serve Hot with Steamed Rice and a tsp of Ghee. 

This was our dinner last night - Simple and filling. 

Hot Steamed Rice, Palak- Moong Dal Curry and Rava Fish(Mackeral) Fry


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