Monday, 28 January 2013

Andhra Style Palak Dal

This dal is different from the normal palak dal we make. First of all it uses no turmeric which is a standard spice in any dal we make and it uses tamarind juice as well. But it tasted really nice and different.


1 cup of yellow moong dal,
2 cups of chopped spinach,
2 tbsp tamarind pulp,
Green chillies to taste,
½ tsp mustard seeds,
½ tsp cumin seeds,
½ tsp fenugreek seeds,
½ tsp urad dal,
1 tbsp oil,
20-25 curry leaves,
1 small chopped onion,
2 halved red chillies,
Salt to taste


Cook the dal with spinach, tamarind pulp and enough water. Mash this well.

Heat oil add the mustard seeds, urad dal and fenugreek seeds. When the mustard seeds pop and the urad dal turns light brown add the cumin seeds. Then add the curry leaves, slit green chillies, dry red chillies and onion. Fry till the onions turn light brown in colour. Finally add the dal and spinach mixture and season with salt.