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Monday, December 12, 2011

Dal Palak | Spinach Lentils Curry | Keerai Kootu

Spinach Lentils Curry Recipe
Dal Palak / Palak keerai Paruppu masiyal   / Spinach Lentils Curry

Ingredients:


  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes-1 no , chopped
  • Green chilli-2 nos
  •  Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Tempering:

  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds  - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili - 2 no
  • Spinach -1/2 bunch chopped Or Frozen
  • Onion - 1 no , chopped 
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Spinach Lentils Curry
Dal Palak / Palak keerai Paruppu masiyal   / Spinach Lentils Curry



Preparation:

In a pressure cooker add the washed Toor dal, Turmeric Powder ,chopped tomatoes, slit green chilli, , water and pressure cook it for 10 mts till the dal is cooked well.Add salt and mix well .



In a Kadai, heat oil add the mustard seeds allow it to pop ,add the  urad dal ,cumin seeds, chopped onions ,slit red chilli and  cook till onions become soft.Add the chopped spinach leaves and stir for 2 minutes.


Transfer this to the cooked dal , add water to desired consistency  and bring the contents to a boil .


Serve hot with steamed rice  rice,and flat breads .

Indian Lentil spinach Curry Recipe

Yummy !

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Raw Banana stir fry / Plantain poriyal / Valakkai Poriyal / வாழைக்காய் பொறியல்


Raw Banana Fry
Raw Banana stir fry / Plantain poriyal / Valakkai Poriyal / வாழைக்காய் பொறியல்

Ingredients:

  • Raw Banana / Plantain - 1 no , chopped in to cubes 
  • Chopped Onion - 1 no, chopped
  • Sambar powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Preparation:

Add the cubed plantain in water , so that it does not turn black colour .



In a kadai, heat oil add mustard seeds  and urad dal and allow it to splutter
Now add onions and stir and cook till it becomes soft.

Add Chopped Plantain , turmeric, and sambar powder, salt and sprinkle little water and toss .


Cook till the plantain become soft .Allow it to become dry and roast it till it turns golden brown in color .

Serve hot with steamed rice and a curry of your choice .


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