Monday, December 9, 2013

Palak ( spinach) Chana Dal

Serving – 2

Ingredients:
Chana dal , soaked - 1 /2 cup
Palak ( spinach) , chopped – 1 / 2 cup
Oil – 2 Tablespoons
Cumin seeds – 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves – 4 to 5
Hing ( asafotida) – 1 / 4 Teaspoon
Tomato , chopped – 1 medium
Ginger paste – 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Garlic paste – 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1 / 4 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Garam masala – 1 / 4 Teaspoon
Salt to taste
Lemon juice – 1 Tablespoon

Method:
Soak chana dal for 2 hours , presser cook  with turmeric powder  and 1 cup of water  for 4 to 5 whistle or till cook .
Heat oil in kadai , add cumin seeds , curry leaves , hing , tomatoes  , mix well .  add ginger paste , garlic paste  ,chopped palak and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes  or till tomatoes soft.
Add red chilli powder , salt , garam masala , coriander powder  , mix well .
Add boiled chana dal .add water if required  ,cook for 4 to 5 minutes .
Add lemon juice and serve hot with roti  or rice .

Tip : I prefer thick consistency of dal with roti . you can  add water as  per your requirement.

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