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Palakwali Dal - Punjabi side dish

posted 1 Dec 2013, 08:41 by R A   [ updated 3 Dec 2013, 01:22 ]
Palak - small bunch
Green gram - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 2 nos
Red Chillies - 2 nos
Garllic pods - 8 os
Onion - 2 nos
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch
Asafodeita - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Wash and soak moong dal for about 15 mins. Pressure cook it with 1/2 spoon of salt and turmeric powder. Wash the Palak leaves and cut them into fine pieces.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, asafodeita, peeled and cut garlic pods and finely chopped ginger pieces. When the cumin seeds changes colour, add finely chopped onions and slit green chillies. Fry till the onions become soft and transparent. Add the palak leaves, salt and cover it with a lid. Reduce the flame and let the leaves cook thoroughly.

Mix in boiled dal and bring it to a boil. Remove from flame and add lemon juice to it. Serve hot with Phulkas and Chappatis. Can be served with hot rice and ghee too.