Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MOONG DAL PALAK (Microwave Version)



This is a quick microwave recipe of moong dal for days when we are short of time. It is ready in minutes.

Ingredients:
Moong dal .... 1 cup
Spinach/palak ... 60 gms (2 chunks frozen)
Green chillies .... 1 chopped finely
Garlic............... 1 tsp (optional)
Tomato ........... 1 small
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/4 tsp
Salt ................. to taste
Oil ................ 1-2 tbsp
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Cumin seeds .. 1 tsp
Coriander leaves .. for garnishing.

Method:
1. Wash and soak the moong dal for a couple of hours.
2. In a microwave safe dish, put dal, tomato, green chilli, garlic, palak and 1 cup water. Cook it for 6-7 minutes.

3. Remove the dish and add 1 cup water again. Add a little salt and turmeric powder. Microwave it again for 5 minutes.

4. Take a small bowl and pour oil and add asafoetida and cumin seeds and microwave for 2 minutes. Add this tadka and red chilli powder to the cooked dal.
5. Stir it and cook for 1 more minute to incorporate the tadka flavours.



Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis.
PS: you can also skip the tadka part and simply add bhuna jeera (roasted cumin)


44 comments:

  1. very simple with microwave....looking perfectly done :)

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    1. Thank you Kavitha .. yes very simple and quick one

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  2. Hi Shobha ,

    moong dal palak looks mild!!!!

    and highly nutritious:)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  3. Healthy, tasty & time saving recipe - I really like to use the micro wave, saves tons of time.

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  4. hi shonha, a very versatile dish that can be eaten with almost anything.. i can even eat this with bread or french loaf too..yummy! have a nice day

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    1. Yes, this can be relished with anything

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  5. hey thats a good one shobha. i see u have put a lid on the dal. i guess i should have bought one lid wala crockery to cook this.

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    1. Yes Meena, it does not overflow that way.. you could use any plate too..

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  6. It's almost exciting to see such recipes to be made in microwave.I am bookmarking this. Truly a healthy dish.Thanks Shobha.

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  7. wow look at your july section, you have already hit no. 48 recipe and all yummy ones.

    - Meg's Delicious Adventures

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    1. Thanks Meg.. there was an event .. :)

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  8. Wat a nutritious and healthy palak dish.

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  9. great combo.. worth to give a try..

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  10. I often make this healthy and delicious but never tried making this in microwave..will try surely..

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  11. Nice microwave version...healthy and delicious

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  12. Looks good. Never knew the microwave version.

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  13. Hi Shobha,
    Quick and healthy version of the dal. Pls add the link of the coconut burfi here as a repost.

    Foodelicious
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  14. Dear Shobha, sorry I meant the 5minute burfi which was posted in Sept'11 and is linked to the event.

    Foodelicious
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  15. that is delicious!!! thanks for linking it to my event!!
    Sowmya
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  16. I have never cooked dal in microwave in fear that it will froth nad boil over. This is a great way to cook dal in a hurry.

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    1. You can spoon it out too Nayna.. keep check that it doesn't overflow. Add water accordingly/

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  17. How quick and easy and certainly looks delicious

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