Spinach Pulusu

Spinach             :       1 bag
Onions              :       1 medium
Tomato             :       1 small
Tamarind          :        lemon size
Red Chillis        :        2
Red Chilli powder  : 1 and half tsp
Toor dal        :        2 tbsp
Salt                      : 1 1/4 tsp
Oil                      :   2 tbsp

Healthy and Yummy Spinach Pulusu


--> Soak tamarind in small bowl with some water.
--> Wash spinach thoroughly, chop it and set aside. Chop onions and tomatoes and set aside.
--> Take a pan with specified amount of toor dal and pour 1/4 cup of water.
--> Switch on the flame and put it in medium heat. let the toor dal, cook to half done.
--> Meanwhile, squeeze the tamarind and retain the tamarind juice.
--> Once the toor dal is half done, add the chopped onions and let them cook until they become tender.
--> Now, add the chopped tomatoes and let them cook.
--> Add spinach to the mixture; add squeezed tamarind juice; add salt, stir all together once and close the lid and let it cook for 10-12 mins.
--> Open the lid, add red chilli powder, stir it and close the lid and cook for 5 more minutes.
--> Now open the lid, stir again and let it cook for 3 more mins or until all the water gets evoporated. (any leafy vegetable needs to be cooked thoroughly, thats when it tastes good and so i prefer to cook like that).
--> You can keep the water if you like it like pulusu or else let the water evoporate.
--> Switch off the flame once everything is done.

--> now take a small pan for tempering : pour 2 tbsp of oil and let it heat up.
--> Add the tempering ingredients : urad dal, jeera, mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves. let them sauteed and once they get golden brown, add the tempering to the above made pulusu.
--> thats it, healthy spinach pulusu is ready; you can serve it with roti or white rice; (even with Quinoa also, it tastes good.). I will add more healthy recipes soon.

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