Green Gram and Baby Spinach Dish
Spinach is a widely accepted healthy edible leaf. Today I am sharing a recipe which involves baby spinach leaves and green gram as its main ingredients.
- Half cup green gram
- Half cup split green gram (without cover)
- One lemon sized tamarind.
- Baby spinach leaves.
- 4-5 garlic pods.
- Salt (as per taste)
- For seasoning: oil, cumin, mustard and turmeric.
Boil green gram (both the variety) with some water in a thick wide pot.
Mean while, chop baby spinach leaves and fry with some oil in a pan.
Once fried, hand mash them as much as possible.
Once the green gram is boiled, add the fried and mashed spinach leaves and continue cooking over low flame. Add asafoetida too at this stage.
Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes and then squeeze to extract the tamarind juice. Put the tamarind juice over flame. When it boils, add the sizzling hot tamarind juice to the pot/vessel in which green gram and spinach are being cooked. Continue for another 5 minutes over low flame.
Add salt and mix well.
For seasoning, heat 2 spoon of oil in a pan. Once the oil heats up, add mustard seeds, coriander seeds, a pinch of turmeric, and garlic pieces. Fry and then add.
Serve with hot steaming rice.
The tamarind and garlic duo combination delivers an unique taste to the whole preparation.
A similar preparation of tamarind and garlic taste along with beetroot can be read here.
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