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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spinach Tomato Dal

This is simple, tasty, and healthy dal recipe. It is high in vitamin c (tomato) , protein (lentil), and fiber(spinach) from this dal. This item is very good for the pregnant women. I used cherry tomatoes, which infuses the unique sweetness to the dal. I grilled cherry tomatoes a little for serving. It is a simple thing but will look very trendy and will add more a little more flavor to the dal.


1 cup Moong Dal
2 cups Spinach, chopped
1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, chopped plus extra for grilling.
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Asafetida
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Cilantro, chopped

-- For Tadka

2 tbsp oil
1/2 Mustard Seeds
3-4 Curry leaves
2 Dry Whole Red Chilli
Pinch of Asafetida


1. Cook moong dal in 2 cups of water with spinach, and tomatoes in pressure cook.

2. Whisk lightly after cooked.

2. In cooked dal, add more water and all the other ingredients.

3. Boil for 4-5 minutes.

-- For Tadka

1. Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add
curry leaves.

2. Turn down the heat. Now add whole red chili and pinch of Asafetida.

3. Pour tadka in the dal.

3. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve piping hot.

Serving Tip :-

1. Heat little oil in flat pan and grill halves of cheery tomatoes. Serve this tomatoes on top of the dal for more exotic look and flavor.



Purva Desai said...

This looks very nutritrious....

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. healthy dal.. looks yummy..

Parita said...

Very Healthy! nicely presented¨!

Sireesha said...

This looks very nutritious nd healthy

Mittal said...

My all time fav dal, very tasty!!!

Madhavi said...

Thank you guys :))

Uma said...

mmm. this is my fav. dal! looks so delicious and inviting Madhavi! How are you? I've been little busy these days :)

lata raja said...

Thank you Madhavi for stopping by my blog and having taken time to read and comment.You have here a great space,many lovely easy to make dishes here.

Vaishali said...

Hi Madhavi, the dal looks delicious. Where have you been? I've missed seeing you around.

Purva Desai said...

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Divya Vikram said...

Looks like ultimate comfort food! Wishes to your kiddo!

Vidhya said...

looks super delicious. first time here and u have lots of yummy recipes. I'm adding your blog in my blogroll. visit mine if u get a chance...

Trish said...

i have tagged you for the honest scrap award! =]

Supriya Nair said...

Hi Madhavi, you have an amazing blog of the best features is the vegetarian theme...Love your blog...So here is me passing you the Kreative Blog Award...Please visit my space..



Meera said...

We make similar but adding cherry tomatoes is a great idea. Also, thanks for sharing that name dakhu with me. I have updated the post.

Renu said...

Thank you Madhavi for visiting my have nice collection of recipies.....will keep visiting

Sireesha said...

Happy ganesh chaturthi to you & your family dear :)

Soup 'N Juice Event is going on in my blog.Please do participate in it.

Nithya said...

Wow this looks yummm.. :)

First time here and should say you have a lovely blog. Neat and with lovely recipes. Great going. Will be here often.

Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.