Lasooni Dal Palak ( Garlicky lentils with spinach )

Lasooni Dal Palak ( Garlicky lentils with spinach )

This recipe for Lasooni Dal Palak was published in one of the Sunday papers and I knew I had to try it right away. It turned out be delicious, just like the dals you get at fancy Indian restaurants. After all, this is a recipe from one :)

Lasooni Dal Palak

Lasooni Dal Palak ( Garlicky lentils with spinach )This recipe for Lasooni Dal Palak was published in one of the Sunday papers and I knew I had to try it right away. It turned out be delicious, just like the dals you get at fancy Indian restaurants. After all, this is a recipe from one :) Lasooni Dal Palak

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    Ingredients

    Tur dal -
    1/2 cup
    Moong dal -
    1/3 cup
    Fresh spinach -washed-chopped roughly -
    1 bunch
    Garlic finely chopped -
    1 tbsp
    Small onion-finely chopped -
    1
    Medium sized tomato- finely chopped -
    1
    Ginger finely chopped -
    1/2 tsp
    Green chillies finely chopped -
    3
    Cumin seeds (jeera) -
    1/2 tbsp
    Turmeric -
    1/4 tsp
    Red chilli powder -
    1 tsp
    Ghee (or oil) -
    1 tbsp
    Salt
    to taste

    Steps

    1. Pressure cook ( or boil ) the dals till soft with half the green chillies and turmeric.
    2. In a pan, heat ghee. Add the cumin seeds, once they start popping, add garlic, ginger, remaining green chillies and onions.Fry till onions turn golden brown. Add tomato, spinach, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt. Saute the above mixture till it turns soft and golden.
    3. Add the boiled dal mix to the above. Mix well, remove from flame. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
    4. Serve hot with phulka rotis or Parathas or steamed rice.

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    Notes:

    The aroma from the garlic and the green colour from the spinach makes this an absolutely irresistable dish. For people who don't relish spinach, this is a great way to eat their greens.

    Recipe courtesy Chef de cuisine, Saffron, JW Marriot, Mumbai.

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