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Channa palak / Spinach-Bengal gram dal
By : foodybuddy
Category : Lentils, South indian, Daals and curries
Servings : 3
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Soak channa dal or bengal gram for 2 hrs before cooking. Wash and drain it before cooking.
  2. In a cooker, pressure cook by adding all the "cooker items" ingredients as shown above, with enough water and wait for 5-7 whistles and switch off the stove.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the "To Temper " Ingredients as mentioned above. First add red chilly, saute till it turns dark color.
  4. Fry the garlic for a min. After that, add tomato puree and fried onions, saute it for 1-2 mins.
  5. Add turmeric and chilly powder to it. Fry for a min.
  6. Now add chopped spinach to it and saute this for 1-2 mins.
  7. Add the cooker items (Dal) to a pan. Allow it to boil for 5 mins. Stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom. Add kasoori methi at this moment.
  8. Let it come to rolling boil and turn off the stove. Adjust the salt to taste.
  9. Garnish with Cilantro/Coriander leaves. Serve it with roti/nan/rice.

To pressure cook

1/2 cup of Bengal gram / kadalai paruppu
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1/2 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp of salt
Pinch of hing
Water as needed

To temper

2 tsp of oil
1 red chillies (Opt)
4 garlic cloves
2.5 tbsp of tomato puree
1 tbsp of fried onions
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of red chilly powder
1 cup of chopped baby spinach
1 tsp of kasoori methi (Dried methi leaves)

To garnish

Few sprigs of cilantro leaves

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