22 MASHED SPINACH DHAL

Mashed Spinach Dhal/ Paruppu Keerai Masiyal/Kadaintha paruppu keerai


This dhal tastes too good with paruppu keerai, but in this recipe I have used spinach/palak leaves as only few variety of greens/leaves are available here.

Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Spinach/Palak - 1 bunch
Onion - 1 small chopped fine
Tomato - 1 or 2 small chopped thick
Garlic - 3 pods
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash and pat dry spinach leaves ... wash toor dhal
In a pressure pan/cooker take toor dhal add 3 cups of water, also add half of onions chopped, garlic and chopped tomatoes... without covering cook for 10 - 12 minutes on high ( I do this coz I want to retain the color of spinach leaves and also the leaves gets cooked very fast and do not want to overcook and discolor them) ... next add all the powder and spinach leaves( you can chop it roughly or add as it )... ( also check if any additional water is needed, if water is drained a lot)...cover and cook for 1 whistle... once cool remove and mash with a churner or take them in a blender/mixie and turn on for just few seconds( just see if it is still hot chances are it will pour out... so let it to cool slightly and turn on few times just for 1 or 2 seconds only, they will get mashed very easily).... add salt and transfer to a serving bowl.

In a small pan/kadai heat oil and add cumin seeds, curry leaves and the remaining chopped onions... fry till nice brown and pour it on the mashed dhal. Tastes good with hot rice.

Sending this entry to Sowmya of Creative Saga's SWC- Cooking with Greens




22 comments/Reactions:

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a great dish...really healhy and sounds delicious.

Parita said...

Never made spinach dal in this way..sounds delicious..will try this soon!!

Suparna said...

hey padma,
sometimes not getting the right ingredients works out very well to our advantage :)looks we got to know another wonderful variation because of u.
Thanks.
TC

kittymatti said...

lovely padma...the dish looks so good!!

Prathibha said...

Its really healthy....looks yummy..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..nutritious recipe..looks delicious.. :)

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and yummy recipe.

Pavithra said...

Wow thats looking so delish and healthy .. i always love greens

Ushanandini said...

I love spinach dal! It looks gr8! :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Great recipe padma.Sounds like real comfort food

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow, thats a great dish!!! Sambhar powder with spinach, thats new, shall give it a try newxt time!!! I learnt something new today ;)

Superchef said...

mm..that looks great, Padma!! very healthy too!

Pooja said...

Wow thats a great way to make palak dal. Loved the ingredients and the way you made it!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Nice and healthy! You got a very good color of the spinach. Mine usually changes color...

Ammu said...

Nice, healthy & yummy dal..

Priti said...

I make palak dal but never told colour like this...looks so gud ...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Dal bhaji is my favourite.....This looks yum...

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy & healthy dish

Priya said...

Healthy spinach dish Padma..never tried spinach dal with sambhar powder and red chilly powder..Very unique!

sowmya said...

nice recipe..looks so good and healthy..thanks for sending this for the green event..

Nithya Praveen said...

Not sure if am here for the first time... surely the recipe is truly healthy.Perfect for the green event:)

Divya Vikram said...

Seeing a lot of spinach dishes everywere. Healthy one!

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