Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spinach Dhal - Simple and hearty quickie | Indian Curry Recipes

Who says Fast foods are not healthy? Ok, here I do not mean the fast foods we get in a restaurant chains with empty carbs or deep fried foods. I mean a simple and quick dhal which can also be very healthy. This spinach dhal is rich in protein, calcium and iron. So here is a tasty and wholesome meal ready in under 30 minutes. 
Ingredients:
Serves: 3-4
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Baby Spinach - 2 handfuls
Onion - chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomato - chopped - 2 tbsp
Dry Red chillies - 3
Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -  a few
Method:
Wash  and soak the moong dhal for 5 minutes. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and fry the cumin seeds. Add the broken red chillies, curry leaves followed by onions and garlic. Saute until the onions are soft and add the tomatoes. Add a pinch of salt and saute in high heat until the tomatoes turn mushy. Add the spinach leaves and salt and allow it to wilt. Add the soaked moong dhal and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. Serve hot with steamed rice or roti. 
Sending this to Dish it out-Spinach & Garlic event by Vardhini, Cook it Healthy - Proteinicious event by Sobha of Good Food and to Nithu's Quick & Easy Recipe Mela.
Also sending this hearty dhal to MLLA#36 event by Susan.

26 comments:

  1. Really a fast n healthy food...goes perfect with rice...looks so good n neat presentation...

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  2. Delicious and healthy dal..yum

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  3. healthy temptingbut heart shape dish is looking super

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  4. wow..dal looks fantastic! Simple and yummy recipe!

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  5. Simply inviting,nutritious and healthy comforting dal..love it..

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  6. WOW! This is really quick and easy..healthy too!

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  7. Very healthy and tasty looking dal dear. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Healthy & comforting dal Krithi!!!! I love dals with moog...they are light on the tummy yet filling..And the addition of spinach nakes it all the healthy & flavorful!!! Bookmarked :)

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  9. Healthy & delicious looking daal, so easy to make too!

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  10. so healthy and delicious dal !! well presented !!

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  11. Healthy and comfort dhal... Simple quick and yum

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  12. Simple, healthy and delicious dal..Thank you for sending it to my event.

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  13. Comforting soul food ~ love it very much :)
    US Masala

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  14. A quick, healthy and delicious dal...love this

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  15. What a lovely idea!! Very healthy choice.

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  16. simple is fun indeed krithi- looks hearty & comforting

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  17. Lovely and healthy looking dal. I love your heart shaped bowl as well :)

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  18. wow healthy dal...very well presented

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  19. Love the combination of greens and dhal! The soup looks so tasty.

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  20. One of my all time fav daal. And so healthy :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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