Dal Paalak is a side dish which is packed with more than 100 health benefits. The benefits of dal and spinach is known from ancient days. I hope everybody remembers how Popeye made him healthy by eating tins of Spinach :).
Cheera / Palak : 1bunch, chopped
Toor Daal : 1/2Cup
Shallots : 4 or 5, chopped
Green Chilli : 2, halved
Coconut Milk- sec extract : 1Cup
Coconut milk - First Extrat :1/2Cup
Curry Leaves : 2spring
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2tsp
Dry red chillies : 2
1. Pressure cook daal with turmerric powder and salt.
2. Now add the chopped palak, shallots, green chilles, salt and 1spring of curry leaves to the cooked daal. Cook in medium flame with second extract of coconut milk.
3. When curry becomes thick, add first extract of coconut milk and cook in low flame for 1minute.
4. Add coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Now add dry red chillies and curry leaves and saute well. Add this to curry and serve hot with rice.
Note : Make sure that you add correct amount of water to cook daal. Palak will release lots of water while cooking. If you are adding more water with daal curry wont get correct thick gravy.