Palak or spinach – 2 cups finely chopped
Moong dal – 1 cup
Masoor dal – 3 cups
Onions – 2-3 finely chopped
Garlic – 8-10 cloves finely chopped
Green chillies – 3 finely chopped
Tomatoes – 4-5 chopped fine
Red chillies – 2
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Ginger – 1 small piece finely chopped
Asafoetida – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Jaggery – 1 tbsp
Corn flour – 2 tbsp mixed with water without lumps
Ghee /oil – 4-5 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped
Salt to taste
In a cooker, add Ghee /oil and once hot add red chillies, curry leaves, Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Asafoetida and saute for a couple of minutes.
Now add the onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute till the onions are caramelized. Now add the spinach and saute for a few minutes.
Now add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are well cooked.
Now add the moong dal and Masoor dal and mix well. Add Turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Add 7-8 cup of water, Jaggery and salt and mix well.
Now close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles.
Once cool, add corn flour mixture and let it simmer for a few minutes. Garnish with Coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
Yummy Dal Palak is now ready!!