Arhar ki Dal with Spinach

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A spectacular preparation where a simple tovar dal combined with spinach that enhances the appearance and flavour of the dish. This mildly spiced recipe is a storehouse of nutrients since the dal is rich in proteins where as the spinach is a rich source of calcium. Palak di dal should be eaten hot with roti or rice

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  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal for 1 hour.
  2. Drain, add the turmeric powder, green chillies, salt and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Mash the dal lightly and keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the cloves, bayleaves, asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add the spinach, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  8. Add the prepared dal, ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot with roti or rice.

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 on 18 Sep 15 03:43 PM

I would never have believed that something so simple could be SO full of flavour!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to review recipes which you have made and loved from It will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review.
19 Sep 15 11:38 AM