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.

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.

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)

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

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

  2. Hi Shobha ,

    moong dal palak looks mild!!!!

    and highly nutritious:)))

    Keep on Dear...

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

  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

  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.

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

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

  7. Wat a nutritious and healthy palak dish.

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

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

  10. Nice microwave version...healthy and delicious

  11. Looks good. Never knew the microwave version.

  12. that is delicious!!! thanks for linking it to my event!!
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  13. 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.

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

  14. How quick and easy and certainly looks delicious

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

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