Palak dal or Palakoora pappu

Spinash Dal An authentic Andhra recipe with spinach and dal as main ingredients. Both Spinach and dal are rich in protiens particularly for those adopting a vegetarian diet. It can be eaten both by rice and Indian flat bread also called Chapathi or Roti.

Cooking time 45 minutes.
Serves:4 persons.

 Ingredients:
 Tur dal : 1 cup
 Spinach: 1 cup (wash and slice)
 Tamrind: small piece
 Green chillies : 2 (sliced)
Red chilli powder ( 1 spoon)
 Turmeric powder: a small pinch
Salt to taste.
For Seasoning:
 Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
 Jeera seeds - 1tsp
 Urad dal- 1tsp
 Red chilli-1
Hing-  a pinch
Oil- 2tsp

Procedure:

Cook tur dal till becomes soft or pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Add spinach leaves, green chillies turmericpowder and tamrind and keep on flame till spinach leaves are cooked.
 Now add salt and red chilli powder. ( If you don't eat much spicy food no need to add red chilli powder)  Take Kadai add oil and mustard seeds. After mustard seed splutters add jeera seed , green chilli and hing. Garnish with corainder and curry leaves at the end.
 Now you can take it into serving bowl and serve hot with steamed rice topped with ghee or Roti. Tasty and easy recipe.

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