Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal

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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. Arhar ki Dal with Spinach should be eaten hot with rotis or rice .

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Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal recipe - How to make Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 servings

1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 bayleaves
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

For Serving
  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.

RECIPE SOURCE : Punjabi KhanaBuy this cookbook

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Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal
 on 22 Sep 16 04:18 AM

Arhar ki Dal with Spinach
 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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19 Sep 15 11:38 AM