Andhra-style moong dal palak / spinach and lentil curry recipe

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- Spinach - 1/2 a bunch - cut and washed
- Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
- Onion - 1 medium sized
- Tomato - 1 medium sized
- Red Chillies - 2 to 3 dried
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Jeera - 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Garlic cloves - around 2
- Oil/butter to saute
- Salt to taste


Step 1:

Splutter mustard seeds in little oil, saute garlic, jeera, chilliesand turmeric powder.

Step 2:

Add the onions, saute until golden brown, then the tomatoes if adding.

Step 3:

Boil moong dal separately and add to this mixture or you can soak the dal for an hour and add it to the pan with water, let it cook.

Step 4:

Now add the spinach and salt, close with a lid and let it cook. You may let it become thick if using as a side dish or leave the dal a bit liquidy if eating with rice.

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