Friday, 3 August 2012

Hariyali Dal

Spinach and Channa dal make an interesting combo. I have been making this dish for years. Found a variation of this a long time ago from Tarla Dalal.


Spinach 250 gm (about 4 cups)
Channa Dal 1 cup
Cumin 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Onions 2
Tomatoes 3
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Milk 1 cup

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the channa dal till it is well cooked. Make sure you do not mush it.

2. In a pan, add some oil. Add cumin. When it sizzles, add onions.

3. When it starts to brown, add the tomatoes.

4. When it cooks, add the spinach. No need to chop them. It will wilt in a few minutes. 

5. Grind into a smooth paste. 

6. Transfer back to the pan. Add salt and garam masala. Mix well. 

7. Drain the cooked dal and add to the pan. Add the milk as well. 

8. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Serve with Rotis.