Spinach/ palakura/ palak 1/2bunch(15-20 leaves)
Toor dal/ kandi pappu 1cup
Green chillies 4
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Broken red chillies 2-4
Method of preparation:
Pour 2 and half cups of water and cook the washed dal for 2-3whistles in pressure cooker.
Wash spinach leaves and cook them along with chopped tomatoes. You can cook them in same cooker but in a different vessel.
In a vessel, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, halfed green chillies. Now add the cooked dal, spinach leaves and tomatoes. Cook for 5-10min according to you dal preferences. Finally add salt and serve with hot rice and fried dried chillies or with chapatis.
Note: I like my dal to be a bit broken but visible. You can cook for more time or mash it if you like. You can even add tamarind while cooking the dal.
Some variations include onions, but i was used to without them.