Dry Palak

Dry Palak
Spinach cooked with dry spices
Serves 2

What we need:
Palak- 150 g
Onion, medium sized - 1, finely chopped
Tomato, medium sized - 1, finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp.
Cumin (Jeera) seeds - 1 tbsp.
Broken Urad dal - 1 tbsp.
Red Chilli - 2 or 3, torn
Oil - 2 or 3 tbsp.
Salt - as needed
Water - as needed

How to do:
1. Heat oil in a pan, and add mustard. When they start to sputter, add cumin, broken urad dal and red chillies.
2. Once they are done, add the onion and fry till they are soft. Add salt.
3. Throw in the tomatoes, turmeric powder, and chopped palak. If needed, sprinkle water to cook the palak.
4. Keep stiring occasionally. In about 3 to 5 minutes, palak will turn soft and cooked. Check the seasoning and remove from flame.
Serve with sambar rice, rasam rice or as a filling in Rotis.

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