In typical telugu brahamins we regularly eat moong dal plain or with lemon juice added to it .There are variety of ways to prepare this dal with any leafy vegetable.We can add spinach or menthi leaves to this dal tadka . Here I have tried with spinach . My mother used to prepare this dal on Kartik somvars , when we do fasting whole day and take dinner in the night after doing pooja of Lord Siva .We used to love this dal very much with hot rice . We can make with menthi leaves instead of spinach . We never add onions or garlic to dal on Fasting Day dinner.I hope you will like this very simple recipe .
- Wash and cook moong dal on stove top in pan . Do not pressure cook , it will become sticky and your da will not come out good.
- Clean spinach and chop it nicely . Clean tomato , green chilli and mince it into small pieces and keep it aside. keep curry leaves and coriander leaves aside. .
- Take little oil in a saucepan and heat it .Temper with mustard seeds and jeera, hing .Allow it to splutter then add tomatoes and chopped spinach and add salt to it . Let it cook for sometime till tomatoes are soft and spinach is cooked.Add tumeric ,red chilli powder ,salt and cook for 5 mins .
- Add cooked moong dal to this and add little water and allow it to cook for sometime .Add curry leaves and coriander leaves and serve it hot with rice .