The addition of green tomato to this dal gives it a tangy flavor. It's a one pot dal and all you have to do is season it when its done. Spinach dal with hot rice is comfort food at its best.
Spinach green tomato dal recipe
4 cups of chopped Spinach (or 2 cups of frozen spinach)
1 cup thuvar dal
2-3 green tomatoes
1 small onion
2-3 green chillies (adjust according to taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp jeera
2 dry red chillies broken
A few curry leaves
2 pods of garlic finely chopped
1. Pressure cook the thuvar dal with spinach, chopped green tomatoes and onion, green chillies, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
2. Once done open the lid and add salt and mash the dal mixture.
3. In a pan season oil with mustard, jeera, dry red chillies, curry leaves and garlic. Pour into the dal mixture, stir quickly and cover the lid and set aside for all the flavours to incorporate.
4. Serve with hot rice.