Saturday, October 23, 2010


I love Andhra food a lot basically for its variety of chutney and pickle. Whenever I get chance to prepare something from their menu then I never leave the chance. Today I cooked Palak pappu (Spinach Dal), which is in list of my healthy food. Have a look:-

Spinach Dal ( Palak Ki Dal)

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time: 15 minutes (Approximately)

Serving: 4-6 persons


Toor Dal- 1 ½ cups
Spinach- a bunch
Oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Garlic- 5-6 cloves
Curry leaves-few
Salt-to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Green chillies-4 (Cut in half)
Dry red chillies-2 (Broken in half)
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp

·         Wash and soak Dal before half an hour.
·         Wash and finely chopped spinach. Keep aside.
·         Now pressure cook Dal with turmeric and salt.
·         Heat oil in a pan.
·         Add mustard seeds and allow it crack.
·         Put dry red chillies asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves.
·         Now add garlic into this and fry till it is golden brown.
·         Put chopped spinach and salt to this.
·         Cover with a lid.
·         Once spinach is cooked then add the cook Dal into this.
·         Let it boil for a minute.
·         Then remove it from fire.
·         Serve hot with rice or roti.


Unknown said...

Hi Subhashini,

The palak pappu looks inviting...Beautiful click...:)


Bo said...

This is very healthy...I need to cook this!

Priya Suresh said...

Comforting palak pappu, yumm!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious love adding spinach to dal

Unknown said...

dhal luks delicious...

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Looks tempting and mouthwatering. Keep rocking. Visit my blog when time permits

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

delicious looking spincah gravy. adding garlic is a good idea which is new to me

Ms.Chitchat said...

Dish looks very healthy. Please check the method contents and correct it. It brings in some formats also when displayed.

kitchen queen said...

healthy and appetising and delicious spinach dal.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

yummy n healthy...I love this one too..

do visit mine..whenever time permits..

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Alessandra said...

This looks so fantastic, I would like to try it! Thank you for the recipe :-)


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Niru said...

looks healthy n delicious...