Spinach Dal (Paalakura Pappu)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 5
  • Tomatoes - 2
  • Spinach - 1 bunch
  • For seasoning:
  • 1/2 tbsp - channa dal
  • 1/2 tbsp - urad dal
  • 1/2 tbsp - mustard
  • 1/4 tsp - jeera
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 2 cups - water

How to Make Spinach Dal (Paalakura Pappu)

  • Wash dal and pressure cook with 2 cups of water and turmeric.
  • In a thick-bottom vessel, heat 1 tbsp oil with seasoning ingredients.
  • Once mustard splutters, add asafoetida.
  • To this, add chopped tomatoes. Saute.
  • After 1 min, add spinach.
  • Cover the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Mash the cooked dal.
  • Once the spinach wilts, add the dal, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with hot rice and ghee.

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