This dal is full of flavors, very simple and easy to make and healthy too. Spinach adds the healthy part to it. Goes well with rice, phulka, roti, naan or have it just like that.
1cup Tur Dal/Arhar Dal, (Split Red Gram),
2 cups Palak, (Spinach)...Chopped,
1 Tomato... Chopped,
1/2 tsp Ginger...Chopped,
1/2 to 3/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder or as per taste,
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder,
Salt, to taste
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds,
2 pods Garlic...Sliced,
1 tbsp Oil,
2-3 pods, Garlic, finely chopped and sauteed.
Wash the palak in several changes of water and chop and keep aside.
Chop the onion, tomato, and ginger and keep aside.
Peel and slice 2-3 pods of garlic, saute them in oil and keep aside for garnishing.
Cook the tur dal with a little turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles and keep aside.
In a thick-bottomed kadhai, add oil and when it gets heated add the cumin seeds.
When they sizzle, add the chopped garlic and ginger and saute till you get a good aroma.
Add the chopped onion and saute.
Add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
Add the chopped tomato and saute till it becomes soft.
Add the chopped palak and salt and mix well.
Cook for 2-3 minutes or till the palak is done.
Add the cooked dal and enough water to give the right consistency (1 and 1/2 to 2 cups).
Check for salt.
Cook on low flame, uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Garnish with fried garlic and serve