Sunday, December 12, 2010

Spinach in Split Black Gram - Sakpeta

My entry for the event "Only Greens" held by Pari of Foodilicious and Saraswathi of Sara's Corner.

Ingredients :
Split Black Gram (Urad dal) : 1 cup
Spinach : 1 Bunch
Water : 4 Cups
Onions : 1 Chopped
Asafoetida (Hing) : A Pinch
Dry Mango (Khatayi) : 1 inch
Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
Red Whole Chillies : 2-3
Ghee : 2 tbsp
Salt : To Taste

Recipe :
Wash the black gram. Chop the Spinach. Don't use the stems.

Take a pressure cooker and add the black gram, spinach, water, salt, dry mango and asafoetida. Cook for 2-3 whistles.

Heat ghee in a small pan. Add cumin and red whole chilli. Let them splutter. Add the onions. Saute till golden brown. Add this hot tempering to the dal. Stir well.

Serve Hot. I like to serve it with Rice and fried potatoes.


  1. Perfect with steamed rice, makes a complete meal.

  2. very delicious.. very healthy and very tasty. i love greens.

  3. looks delicious, especially loved ingredients u have used to make this dal.

  4. It looks perfect for me dear.....

  5. wow, looks delicious and healthy, both :)