Sunday, 13 November 2011

Spinach and Tomato Dal - Paalakura Tomato Pappu

Spinach has many excellent health benefits.Falvaonoid compounds in spinach act as antioxidants and fight against stomach ,skin,breast,prostate and other cancers.Spinach is also extremely rich in vitamin K,which helps to boost bone strengh.

Spinach and Tomato Dal( Paalakura tomato pappu)
Spinach and Tomato Dal - Paalakura Tomato Pappu

Spinach is relatively high in vitamin E content may help protect the brain from cognitive decline as we age.Spinach also keep eyes healthy.

I made this Spinach Dal with tomatoes which is called as Paalakura tomato pappu in andhra cuisine.

Ingredients:

Spinach/Paalakura - 2 cups chopped
Tomato- 2 Medium
Kandi pappu / Toor Dal - 1cup
Green chillies - 2 Slit lengthwise
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Salt - to taste
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Tamarind Juice - 1tsp

Tempering:

Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Channa Dal - 1tsp
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Hing - Pinch
Red Chillies - 2
Oil -1 Tbsp

Method:

1. Pressure cook the dal , spinach and tomato for 3 whistles.
2. Heat oil in a kadai,add mustard seeds,channa dal, urad dal,redchilles and add hing .
3.Open the pressure cooker and transfer the dal into the kadai.
4.Now add tamarind juice, salt and red chilli powder.
5.Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
6.Serve with hot rice and a dollop of ghee.

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