Arhar ki Dal with Spinach


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Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, a simple dal mildly spiced  with green chillies and cloves.

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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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Ingredients

Method
  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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