December 08, 2007

Spinach-Tur Dal Thove


3/4 cup tur dal (thogari bele)

2 cups tightly packed spinach leaves

1 big onion finely chopped

1 small tomato finely chopped

5-6 green chillis slit length wise

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

2 tbsp of Lemon Juice

For tempering/Oggarne/tadka:

1 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 dried red chillis (tear into pieces)

2-3 garlic flakes crushed

5-6 curry leaves

  • Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds let them pop then add chopped spinach, saute it for 4 to 5 mts.
  • Pressure cook sauted spinach and tur dal in a cooker for 3 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, let them pop, add the garlic, red chillis, curry leaves, chopped onions and sauté till onions turn slightly pink then add chopped tomato, saute for 2 to 3 mts.
  • Add the cooked turdal and spinach mix to the onion tomato mixture, add salt and lemon juice cook for 4-5 mts.
  • Serve with white rice or hot rotis


  1. Hey Nayana,,,

    tried this recipe 2day n it was wonderful...

    luved ur useful blog...

    keep posting

  2. Thanks for the comment. It is good to know that you liked it. I will be posting new recipes. Try out.