I love adding spinach or palak to the dal. Its a very good combination. Dal as you know is rich in protien. Spinach is a good source for iron.So this dish is very healthy and it goes well with rice or chapathis. I always make it a point that spinach is added in one or the other dish twice or thrice in a week. Green leafy vegetables should be a must in every home.
3/4 cup Moong dal
A small bunch Spinach chopped
1 onion small, finely chopped
1 tomato small, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp Oil
Add turmeric powder to dal and pressure cook it.Keep aside the cooked dal.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When they finish popping, add garlic.Saute for a few seconds.
Add onions and saute until the onions become slight brown.
Add the chopped spinach and mix well so that spinach shrinks completely.
Now add chilli powder and give a stir. Add the dal and tomatoes.
Depending on the consistency you need, add water. It shouldnt be too watery or very thick.
Add salt and asafoetida. Mix well and bring to a boil.Serve it hot.
*You can add Toor dal instead of Moong dal.
*You can use green chillies instead of chilli powder.
*You can add a little tamarind water or squeeze some lime juice at the end.