Ideal for working moms,bachelors,students on their own or for anyone who is low on energy and just want to slap something on the dinner plate and crash .
|Can u see the butter melting!!!!|
My family is big on greens but somehow they disliked palak and dal getting all mushy until I discovered that I am mixing everything too much :).Now I cut the palak into bigger pieces ,leave the green chili and garlic whole without chopping ,onion is cubed and no tadka come on how easier can it get and guess what they just like to see everything separate when they scoop out .Yesterday as I was clicking pics for this post my daughty was finishing her homework and she kept interrupting me with questions.Finally I asked her, "Are u feeling hungry?" and she replied,"Can u please pass me that plate, that is making me hungry." heee... heee.... I am sorry if the shot isn't decent because all the actors on the plate got gobbled up :))) Seriously! she being such a picky eater I was kind of shocked !!
IngredientsSplit moong dal / Mung bean-1/2 -3/4 cup or more (Sightly roast if u like so it doesn't have a raw smell.)
Spinach -1/2 bunch
Garlic- 5 flakes
Red onion -1 medium (cubed)
Jeera /cumin-1 large pinch
Green chili- 1 cut into round/slit
Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt to taste
Butter- 1-2 tsp
1.Cook moong dal in an open pot till half cooked or pressure cook it if u like it mashed.
2.Heat 2 tsp oil add jeera, whole garlic,red chili flakes and onion cubed .Saute only till it becomes transparent add red chili powder ,turmeric powder.Toss in the tomatoes saute for two minutes and switch off.
3.Now, in the pressure cooker put the dal ,sauteed onion mix ,spinach,asafoetida,green chili,salt and cook for may be two whistles.When the steam goes open and drop the butter into the curry cover and keep till served.It will impart a beautiful aroma and flavor to the curry.Mix once before u serve.
Have it warm with chapatti or plain white rice and some raw onion rings, cucumber .
The last picture is going to Priya's blog for The Color Me Photography Challenge Series
Do let me know if you liked dal palak.