Thursday, December 08, 2011

Kale Pappu/Dal/Lentil

Now that I have used kale once....I am bit comfortable trying another/few recipes out of it as it's healthy and it's a green....what more do you need.
I love spinach dal and so thought of making the same with kale. Since kale takes more time to cook, I added this green along with the dal in a pressure cooker and then added the seasoning.

3 cups Kale, washed, thick stems removed and chopped.
1/2 cup Toor Dal washed
1 Onion chopped
2-3 Garlic chopped or crushed
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Chili powder
1 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 pinch Asafoetida
1-2 Dry Red Chili
Salt as needed
Water as needed

1. In a pressure cooker add toor dal/lentil, kale, 1/4 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and water as needed to cook the dal. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle, off the flame, let it come to room temperature, then open the cooker.
2. In a sate pan add oil, when it's hot enough add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and when the mustard starts to sputter, add asafoetida, dry red chili and garlic, stir for 30 secs.

3. Now add the onions, sate it for about 3-4 mins or until the onions are slightly golden brown. Now add the pressure cook dal/lentil to the seasoning and then add the tamarind pulp and bring it to a boil and add enough salt and mix well and cook it in medium flame.
4. Serve this healthy lentil with steamed rice or roti.

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