Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dal Saag - Indian Recipe

Dal Saag is a popular dish in India that combines lentils with vegetables.

1 cup moong dal
2-3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
8 curry leaves 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 piece of ginger root grated
2 green chiles
2 cups of chopped spinach
5 scallions, diced

Place the moong dal in a saucepan and add 3 cups of water. Bring to boil and let simmer for half an hour. Legumes absorb enormous amounts of liquid so you may have to add more.

Heat oil in saucepan and add mustard seeds, cover and allow to pop. Stir in curry, asafoetida, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and chiles, then pour into the dal.

Finally, stir in spinach and scallions and cook for a few minutes. Salt to taste