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Oil free Yellow Dal with Greens Recipe

Oil free Yellow Dal with Greens is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 26 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 3
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - yellow dal, washed
  • 1 cup - Spinach or Fenugreek leaves, washed, chopped
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 1 stalk - Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 to 3 pinches - Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Oil free Yellow Dal with Greens:

    1. Blanch spinach by dipping it in boiling water. Drain, cool and keep aside.
    2. Pressure cook dal with 1 cup water, till you hear 2 whistles. Allow steam to die off fully before you open cooker.
    3. Beat dal with a hand whisk till the grains are mashed.
    4. Heat a pan, put seeds in and allow them to splutter.
    5. Add asafoetida, turmeric and 1/2 a cup of water.
    6. Bring to a boil, adding all other ingredients except lemon juice.
    7. Add one cup water, bring back to a boil.
    8. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, add lemon juice.
    9. Serve hot and fresh with steamed rice.


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