Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spinach dal

Spinach is rich in iron and minerals. It helps us to fight against prostate cancer,ovarian cancer,cardio vascular diseases, and it helps our bones to retain its calcium level.As spinach is rich in iron , it is compared with red meat. Becoz it gives iron with no fat.
Popeye the sailor man introduced spinach. But it is too bad that he ate that from a can as ,spinach looses the delicacy of texture and the jade green color, when it is processed. It is always good to use fresh spinach. Spinach has a crispy ,sweet taste ,which allows us to use it in salads.

Here i am going to show u how to prepare spinach dal .This is my fav dish.And i love to eat when my mom cooks it. I learnt this from one of my friend. She does this very well.

I have taken a bunch of spinach. Wash and chop the spinach finely.Pressure cook 1/2 cup of urad dal and keep it aside. The ingredients for tampering are 1 tsp of mustard, 1 tsp of cumin seeds, curry leaves and 4 to 5 red chillies.I have also taken 1 onion,1 tomato, 8 to 9 green chillies ( this depends on ur level of spicyness, i want really spicy), 2 tbsp of tamarind juice,few curry leaves ,cilantro and salt to taste.
Chop the onion ,tomatoes and slit the green chillies. Take a pan and pour oil into it and splatter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds ,red chillies,curry leaves. Saute the onion until it oozes out some oil.Now add the tomatoes and sprinkle some salt for cooking it fast.Once tomato disintergrates into the mixture, add the chopped spinach.Let it fry for a minute.

Now add the cooked toor dal and let it boil.When it comes to a boil, add the tamarind juice and turn it off after a minute. Garnish it with cilantro and serve with rice.Looks yummy right.........
Indian-Style Spinach

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