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 Spinach & Mung Bean Dal, A Tasty North Indian Recipe
Parvati Permaculture
  Posted: Mar 20 2011, 09:53 AM


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Serves: 4

1 cup mung beans
1 bunch spinach chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
2 green chillies slit
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
red chilli powder and salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves to garnish.

1. Dry fry the mung beans until brown, add boiling water and leave to soak for 2 hours.
2.Grind the garlic, green chillies, ginger and onion to a fine paste. Add the turmeric and red chilli powder to the paste and mix. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds till they start to spit. Add the paste and lightly fry. Now add the tomato and salt. Fry / cook on medium level for about 3 minutes.
3. Add the soaked mung beans and double the water. Cover and boil on medium / low level for about 30 minutes or till they are is tender.
4. Add the chopped spinach and simmer for about 3 minutes or till the spinach is cooked.
Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot with: Cumin Rice (Jeera Chawal), white rice or Indian bread (Roti)

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Sally Anne Jakes
  Posted: Mar 26 2011, 03:45 AM


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Sounds totally yum, are you vegetarian Parvati?
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Parvati Permaculture
Posted: Mar 26 2011, 09:16 AM


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Yes it's delicious, you should try it out, it's pretty easy to make. I am vegetarian, my family are Hindus from India, it's been part of our culture for thousands of years.
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