Monday, February 25, 2013

Daal Palak or Simple Palak Sambar

daal palak
  Before marriage I had an opinion that daal wont taste good Surprised smile and will be too blend without any spices and never tasted palak too as myself and dad we’re not too big fan’s of north indian items.So never tried daal or palak.But after marriage only I started having palak that too only palak paneer or aloo palak when we go restaurants.That’s how slowly slowly started liking palak and thought of giving a try at home.But  myself being a very great fan of greens and love to have I daily in any form,started cooking palak as getting fresh greens is a big thing here.So when I was talking to my aunt regarding palak she told me try this dal palak  or even can be said as simple palak sambar in her style.Once I tried it and  got addicted to its taste since there’s enough tanginess and spice too.Though its simple and easy to make and can prepare in no time but the taste is too yummy Smile with tongue out .Now a days started preparing this sambar frequently and became very big fan of daal palak or simple palak sambar.

Ingredients :
Palak 1 bunch
Moong daal 2 tbsp
Tomato 1 medium sized
Onion 1/2 finely chopped
Green chillies 1-2
Salt Req

Seasoning :
Oil 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 2 nos
Garlic 2-3 pods(crushed)

Method : 1. Cook daal seperately and set aside.Put the palak,tomato and green chillies in the cooker and cook upto 3 whistels.
2.Once cooled down smash them with the hand or with potato masher and set aside.

Smashed Palak
3. In a wok pour the oil and do the seasoning given under column and add the onions and saute little crunchy.

4. Now add the mashed palak,cooked daal ,required water and salt and boil nicely.

Cooked dall
5. Add required water and salt and allow it to boil nicely.

6. Now serve with hot rice and ghee.

Mouth Watering when served with Ghee and hot rice

Notes :

1.  If want more tangy taste can even add tamarind  pulp.
2. For spicy can add red chillie powder too.
3. Entire cooking can be completed in cooker too.


Ms.Chitchat said...

Hi, I too make a similar preparation sans garlic, check my blog for the gorgeous cup cake with cream cheese frosting.


prathibha Garre said...

nice n healthy palak dal..

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy comfort food

Latha Madhusudhan said...

delicious to go with hot steamed rice.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

health bhi taste bhi :-)

WeR SAHM said...

healthy n tasty palak...

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious recipe :)

divya said...

looks amazing n healthy...

Priya said...

healthy and my comforting food.

Shanavi said...

One of my fav dish Sudha dear..scrumptious

Shama Nagarajan said...

super yummy

CHITRA said...

Looks very nice.. I too make similarly..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow simple yet yummy dal...