Being an Indian , dal ( pulses) are one of the vital ingredient in our daily meal. Who doesn't know the benefits of pulses/lentils, that how much necessary it is for our overall well being. But having same taste every day will become so boring to have it without fail. So we use to make it with different tadka or some time mix and match different lentils to get new taste. Following the same, here I am with totally new flavour without much of fuss and many steps to get that deliciousness. Dal-e-saag , it is so delicious as per described by its name itself, full of goodness of saag (palak) too . It is as tempting as its fancy and catchy name.I can bet you that Even your fussy kids will also ask for another serving. It is best way to feed your fussy eater dal as well as spinach in yummy way.
Recipe is given below and please do try and share your experience with me here.
DAL -E - SAAG
Time: 30 mins ( leaving soaking time)
3/4 cup Chana dal ( black gram splits)
1 cup spinach( palak), finely chopped
3 cup water
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4+ tsp chaat masala powder
1 big onion, finely chopped
2-3 green chilies, slitted
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 big tomato, finely chopped
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
First of all soak dal in water with turmeric powder and some salt, for minimum 1 hr.
* If you don't have enough time then soak dal in hot water for 20-30 mins.
Now heat some oil in pressure cooker and add asafetida and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add green chilies and chopped onions. Let it cook till golden and add ginger garlic paste. Saute for a minute and add chopped spinach. Saute for 4-5 mins and add soaked dal along with water.
Close the lid and pressure cook the dal till it is fully cooked but not mushy .
When the pressure is gone, open the lid and add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder , adjust salt and mix well. If you feel it's too dry for your taste buds then add some water at this stage.
Now simmer it for 10 mins. Add garam masala powder, chaat masala and coriander leaves.
Mix well and your yummy dal-e-bahaar is ready to be served with rice/ pulao/ roti or crisp poori too.
If you are planning to serve with pooris then keep it nice thick and for rice you can dilute to your taste. In both combos it tastes heavenly. If you are a tadka fan then can add as per your taste but even without any tadka it will tastes best and you are not going to miss your tadka anyways.
Just serve with a dollop of pure ghee on it. Ummmm.... I can feel the aroma and flavor of it right now in my mouth.
* you can increase or decrease spices as per your taste but I bet this much will give you perfect result.
* Soaking of dal prior cooking is very important step to get perfect outcome so please don't skip it.
Make this delicious , no fuss dal recipe with goodness of spinach , at your home and please your family and guest.
And don't forget to pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.