As usual we had got a big packet of spinach 3 Lbs for just 4$, it was very fresh and nice. Great deal so I couldn’t stop myself from buying the pack. I would always do the Andhra style dish with this. Now I tried a little different one. Here it is…
Spinach : 4 cups, chopped finely
Lentil/Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Garlic : 6 pods
Red Onion : 1/2 finely chopped
Gree Chili : 1
Turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Salt : 1 teaspoon
Oil : 1 table spoon
Red Peppers : 2
Mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Cumin seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida : a pinch (optional)
Wash the lentils and keep it aside. Clean the spinach. Mix both in a pan, for 1/2 cup of lentil and 4 cups of spinach I used 3 cups of water. Add turmeric powder optional. Add the green chili. Let it boil, if needed add more water. Lentil must turn very soft and tender, at this time spinach would also blend well. I used pressure cooker, so I cooked till 6 whistles. Let it cool for around 1/2 an hour.
Once it cools, add salt to it. Put it in a blender and grind it to a fine paste. Now heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, red peppers and asafoetida. Let it crackle. Finely chop the garlic. Now add the onions and garlic. Let them turn translucent. Now add the paste to this. Let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve it hot with rice. It tastes awesome and digests very fast.