Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lentils curry with Spinach(Masoor aur Palak ki dal)

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Spice your day,lentils with a little blend of spices and healthy veggies.You can add whatever veggies you like But it tastes better with leafy vegetables. I have added spinach.To name it you can add chard, chawli, lal matt.............. My mom used to make lentils atleast twice a week. We could not resist eating lentils. They are healthy and full of nutrients and more. Easy and tasty way to make lentils and more.
1/2 cup brown/red lentils(soak in 1 cup water for 30 mints)drain(Masoor dal)
2 cups water or vegetable broth
2 medium sized red tomatoes
1 tsp tomato paste(tamatar)
2 cup baby spinach leaves(opt/ add)either ways good(Palak)
1/2 medium sized onion(thinly diced)
1 tsp red chilli powder(lal Mirch)
1 tsp taco seasoning(to make it more flavorful)
1/2 tsp cumin powder(jeera)
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder(only if u have or skip)(Haldi)
salt to taste(Namak)
handful corriander leaves(cilantro) for garnishing

Preparation: Add all the above ingredients together and let it cook, till it is well done. In a medium size pan take 1 tblsp olive oil for tempering the lentils. Add red chilli flakes, Add 1/2 tblsp cumin seed,2-3 curry leaves(asian market)optional. add 3 cloves garlic minced. When sizzling, add lentils to it. Garnish with cilantro. Eat will rice, or as soup or anything you prefer. I added some boiled eggs, I had left from the previous day.


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