Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)
by Tarla Dalal
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Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
- Combine the chana dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Drain and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, asafetida and dried fenugreek leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies, onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the garam masala, coriander powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
- Add the spinach purée, milk and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Add the cooked dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
- For the spinach purée, blanch 3 cups of roughly chopped spinach, drain and then blend in a mixer to a smooth purée.
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