Sunday, February 27, 2011

CHEERA PARIPPU CURRY / DAL PALAK

Dal Paalak is a side dish which is packed with more than 100 health benefits. The benefits of dal and spinach is known from ancient days. I hope everybody remembers how Popeye made him healthy by eating tins of Spinach :).



Ingredients : 

Cheera / Palak : 1bunch, chopped
Toor Daal : 1/2Cup
Shallots : 4 or 5, chopped
Green Chilli : 2, halved
Coconut Milk- sec extract : 1Cup
Coconut milk - First Extrat  :1/2Cup
Curry Leaves : 2spring
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2tsp
Dry red chillies : 2
Salt
Coconut Oil

Method : 

1. Pressure cook daal with turmerric powder and salt.

2.  Now add the chopped palak, shallots, green chilles, salt and 1spring of curry leaves to the cooked daal. Cook in medium flame with second extract of coconut milk.

3. When curry becomes thick, add first extract of coconut milk and cook in low flame for 1minute.

4. Add coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Now add dry red chillies and curry leaves and saute well. Add this to curry and serve hot with rice.

Note  : Make sure  that you add correct amount of water to cook daal. Palak will release lots of water while cooking. If you are adding more water with daal curry wont get correct thick gravy.

20 comments:

  1. Healthy and colorful curry. Adding coconut milk enhances the taste.

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  2. Looks delicious! Would be lovely with some bread!

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  3. wow dal looks soooo yummy....must try ur version with coconut milk soon
    Super Yummy Recipes

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  4. We too make the same sans coconut milk.. This one is new and looks so yummy..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  5. My favourite dal,looks soo inviting..

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  6. Healthy and delicious dal, perfect with rice! I had tried this once a few months back but it was a flop as the gravy got really thin..Shall give it a try again.

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  7. one dish i don feel guilty about hogging :)

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  8. Yum..healthy, hearty n always comforting!!


    US Masala

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  9. Very healthy combination of dal and palak. Looks delicious and tempting.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. spinach in dal is a yummy combo and u made it in a nice way

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  11. good healthy dish lena...oru long gap vennu enikku oru recipe upload chyan...molutty nalla vaashi aanu...oppam ente marathonum indu....blog update cheynaonnum time kittarilya..

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  12. Healthy and delicious dal,love the combo,yum yum.

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  13. Lena, I am a big fan of spinach, i even eat it raw all the time. This dal looks adipoli, njan edake undakarund..

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  14. Cheera parippu curry looks adipoli. I love this combo.

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  15. Hi. The dal looks so creamy b'coz of coconut milk.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  16. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually kill fat by consuming Coconut Fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!

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