Spinach Dal With Sambar Powder

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the toor dal is a largish saucepan with 4 cups water.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Add more water if needed.
  • Add the onion, tomato, sambar powder, turmeric and tamarind concentrate.
  • Simmer for 20 more minutes, adding a little water if needed.
  • Add the salt and spinach and cook 20 more minutes.
  • You can add more water if needed, but mixture needs to be very thick at the end for the spices to taste correct.
  • Turn off heat.
  • In a small frying pan put the oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and dried red chili pieces.
  • Heat over high heat until the mustard seeds are popping AND the urad dal is light brown.
  • Remove from heat and quickly stir in curry leaves and hing.
  • Pour seasonings into the spinach dal.
  • Mix well.
  • Check for salt.
  • If you don't have tamarind concentrate, add a bit of lemon at the end of the cooking time.
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