Indian Food : Spinach (Palak) Recipe

Spinach (Palak) Gravy Recipe
Spinach is believed to be a healthy green vegetable which can be used in a variety of dishes. It is more delicious when made spicy and is full of vitamins and minerals.
Ingredients:

Around 1.5 cups of Spinach.
Around ½ cup of toor dal.
Around 1.5 tsp of cumin seeds.
Around 10 dry red chillies.
Around 3 tsps of grated coconut.
Around 4 flakes of garlic.
1 tamarind.
Around 4 tsps of tomato puree.
Salt.

Methodology:

Give 10 minutes to soak the dal and tamarind in 2 bowls of water.
Take a pan on medium flame and cook the spinach in water.
Take the cumin seeds, red chillies, coconut and toor dal in a food processor to make a smooth paste.
Now add the collected tamarind water, ground paste and puree in the spinach with some salt.
Season the dish and serve.

Indian Food : Moong Daal Recipe

Moong Dal Recipe
Lentils and gram form an integral part of Indian cuisine. Dal is prepared in various ways; the style of preparation of dal differs from one place to another. You can make dal from green gram, pigeon peas, split green gram, black gram etc. Every Dal is delicious and at the same time great for health. Let us now learn to prepare Moong Dal.

Ingredients:

Half a cup slit green gram (Moong Dal) soaked for half an hour.

Tomato – 1.

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon.

Chilli powder – ½ teaspoon..

Coriander leaves as per taste

1 green chilly.

Salt as required.

Ingredients required for seasoning:

Garlic flakes.

Oil as per taste.

Half teaspoon cumin seeds.

6-7 curry leaves.

Method of cooking:

Pressure cook the soaked green gram along with 2 glasses of water.

Add the tomato, green chilli and coriander leaves.

Now add the masalas along with the salt.

Pressure cook the dal for few minutes.

Now remove the cooked dal into a kadhai.

Add the seasoning and cumin seeds.

Mix the dal and serve with rice and roti.