Monday, January 18, 2016

Spinach Kootu

Spinach Kootu

1/2c. toor dal
2c. chopped spinach
1/2c. coconut
1 red chili
splutter (urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin)

Pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric, salt and the chopped spinach with 2c. water for 5 mins.

In a frying pan, heat 1 tsp sesame oil then add urad dal, 1/2 red chili, and cumin.  Fry until dal turns golden brown.  Thaw coconut in the microwave 15 seconds at a time.  Mix the fried dal mixture with the coconut in a blender.  Add a little water and grind till smooth.

In the same frying pan, heat a little more oil and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal until dal is golden.

Add the coconut paste and the mustard seed splutter to the pressure cooker dal.  Simmer for 3-4 mins, add salt to taste and serve with rice or roti.

Serves 4

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