Spinach Dal (Paalakoora Pulusu-koora)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Spinach - 2 bunches
  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1
  • Green Chillies - 2
  • Tamarind - 1 small ball (or Tamarind paste - 1 tsp)
  • Sambar powder - 1 to 1.5 tsps
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt - as per taste
  • For Seasoning:
  • Oil - 2 tsps
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies - 1
  • Hing - 1 pinch

How to Make Spinach Dal (Paalakoora Pulusu-koora)

  • Pressure cook dal separately, adding adequate water. Keep aside.
  • Wash the spinach leaves and chop them.
  • Chop onions and green chillies.
  • Soak the tamarind in water for some time and squeeze the pulp (do not make thick paste).
  • Now mix all the above (except dal) adding curry leaves, turmeric powder and sambhar powder. Boil it till the spinach leaves and the onions are cooked well.
  • Once the spinach and onions are cooked, add the dal. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, jeera, red chillies and hing.
  • After the mustard seeds splutter, add this to the spinach and dal mixture. Serve with hot rice and ghee or rotis.

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