Bachali Kura Pappu-Malabar Spinach Dal

Bachali kura also called as Malabar Spinach is rich in iron and protein.This dish is a lentil preparation using Malabar spinach.
Preparation time 20 minutes
Serves 4
Serving Size 1/4 portion
Calories Per Serving Approximately 65 per serving
Difficulty Easy
Bachali kura(malabar spinach)-2 bunches(separate leaves and chop)
Onions -1/2 medium chopped
moong dal-1/2 cup
Oil-2 teaspoon
Green chilies 6-8 sliced in half
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Garlic-3 cloves finely chopped
Curry leaves-1 stem
Tamarind paste-1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
1.In a pressure cooker heat some oil and on medium flame add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let the mustard seeds splutter.
2.Add the curry leaves,garlic,onion,turmeric and green chilies and saute for a minute.
3.Add the moong dal and stir.
4.Add the Bachali(malabar spinach),salt and tamarind and mix.
5.Add 4 cups of water, asafetida and close the lid allowing 3 whistles(depends on how soon you pressure cooker cooks dal) and switch off the stove.After the steam is gone open the cooker and serve.
This goes well with rice or roti.
You can add a squirt of lemon juice for a little tangy flavor.

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