Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Menthya-Palak Thovve/Methi Palak Dal/Menthya-Palak Pappu

Menthya-Palak Thovve

Menthya-Palak Thovve/Methi-Palak Dal
This is a very quick and easy recipe with loads of iron, fibre and protein..Try it when you need something very filling quickly..

1bunch fresh Methi leaves
1bunch fresh baby spinach or regular spinach
3green chillies slit vertically
1/2cup toor dal
1/4 cup moong dal
1/2tsp red chillie flakes
1tsp turmeric
1clove garlic(optional)
1/2tsp amchur/1tsp tamarind pulp

To season
2tsps ghee, 1tsp mustard, hind, 1tsp jeera, 1/4 tsp methi seeds,

To Make

In a pan, roast the dals for a minute till a nice aroma comes. Pressure cook the dals with just enough water to cover them adding turmeric.
In another pan, add the seasonings and garlic. When mustard stops spluttering, add the green chillies and mix well. Now add the cleaned greens and mix well. Cover the pan for 2minutes. The greens wilt at this poin and leaves out water. Now add salt and cover for another 2minutes till the greens cook well.
To this, add the pressure cooked dals and mix everything well. Add little water for desired consistency. Finally add the chillie flakes and mix everything well for another minute and serve hot.
This can be eaten with white rice and ghee, or with rotis..


Smitha said...

Tovve is a personal favorite! absolute comfort food i should say! with hot rice and oodles of ghee, it is heaven!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow new and yum recipe. Looks gr8.

Paru ... said...

Smita Tovve is my personal favourite too..Glad you liked it..

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Paru ... said...

Thanks for visiting Kitchen flavours...

Smitha said...

Hi Paru!
Thanks a lot for the award!!!

srikars kitchen said...

looks simple & delicious....nice entry... yummy.. thxs for visiting my blog..

Archy said...

Tovve looks so nice with methi an spinach.. Shall try, as its my fav :)!!

Usha said...

Very healthy and delicious :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Love greens in any form...here u hav used two of them...so double the treat for me!:)

Cham said...

It has been such a long time I visited u , I make dal and green but not mixed 2 types of dhal and greens... I love with rice and ghee.
Happy Holidays Paru :)