South Indian Spinach Coconut Dal


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1. Use very little water to cook the spinach. Only add spinach to boiling water and cook for a short while so that the spinach retains its bright green colour

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South Indian Spinach Coconut Dal recipe - How to make South Indian Spinach Coconut Dal

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  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a deep and add the spinach and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and preserve the water.
  3. Wash the drained spinach in cold water and keep aside.
  4. Pressure cook the tuvar dal with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  5. Cool and blend using a hand blender till smooth. Keep aside.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadhai and add urad dal and red chillies.
  7. When the dal turns red, remove from flame, cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth powder. Keep aside.
  8. In a deep pan, add the preserved spinach water and cooked dal, mix well and bring to a boil.
  9. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  10. When the seeds crackle, pour this tempering to the dal and mix well.
  11. Serve hot.

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This recipe was contributed by tripathipriya on 01 Aug 2011

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