Spicy Masoor Dal with Palak (spinach)


Ingredients (2-3 servings)

½  cup split red lenthil (masoor dal)

1 cup thinly chopped palak

2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2cup onion finally chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp dry mango powder
1/2 cup tomato finally chopped

1 tbls ginger, garlic, green chilli paste

1 tbls chopped coriander for garnishing

Method (How to make spicy masoor daal palak)

Wash dal and pressure cook with 1 cups of water in a pressure cooker, for 2 whistles.

Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.

Heat the oil in a kadhai, add the cumin seeds, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the tomato, ginger garlic, chilli paste and sauté for few minuts add palak and cooked masoor dal, turmeric powder, dry mango powder  and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Add ¼ cup of water and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Switch off the gas and garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with rotis or steamed rice.