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Jeera Rice & Spinach with Moong Dal Saag

Jeera Rice & Spinach with Moong Dal Saag


Last Sat'day I prepared jeera rice and spinach with moon dal as quick lunch after hours of kitchen cleaning! I have blog Jeera rice before and this time I add few more ingredients like garam masalas and raisins...and of course My jeera rice always had to be in cooker....till date I never prepared Jeera rice with cooking rice separately and then frying..no way! Jeera rice suppose to be a comfort food I can't spend that much time by preparing rice and then going to fry it!

And the saag, it was trial...first I thought to prepare spinach with dal the usual way...then I thought making only saag but that will not be enough to eat for both of us then suddenly the idea came to mind of using yellow split dal and to make a dry version, so here is what I did:





For Spinach with Moong Dal:

Ingredients:


Spinach - 1 bunch

Moong Dal (Yellow split dal) - 2 tbs

Onion - 1 large

Green chili - 3-4 ( I used dry red chili)

Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Garlic - 2-3 pods

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1-2 tbs 
Salt - to taste
Water - 1/2 cup


Method:


1. Clean and soak the moong dal in water for 15-30mins. Wash and chop the spinach [fine chop the stems and keep aside], onion, garlic, green chili.


2. In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Add garlic, chili, onion and saute for 2 mins or until onion change colour.



3. Now add the chopped stems cook for a min and then add the soaked dal, mix well and cook for 2 mins. Now add salt, turmeric and chili powder, give a good stir.




4. Add 1/2 cup water and let the dal gets semi cook, now add the chopped spinach stir well and cook for 5-7 mins or until oil starts coming out.






Our side dish is ready.








For Jeera Rice:

Rice - 1 cup

Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Garlic - 2 pods [ crushed]
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - small piece
Dry red chili - 2-3
Raisins - few (optional)
Oil - 2 tbs
Salt - to taste
Water - 2 cup or less

1. Clean, wash the rice and keep aside.

2. In a cooker heat oil, add bay leaf, chili, cardamom, cinnamon cumin seeds and cook for 30secs. Now add crushed garlic and saute for 30secs.

3. Add rice and cook for 2 mins, add salt and water; close the cooker and cook for 5-7 mins or as you use your cooker for rice.




Enjoy quick Jeera Rice








42 comments:

  1. Love the easy to understand pictorial view.....Spinach with moong dal is new combo to me...Looks yum...Jeera rice is finger licking....

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  2. Woww wat a delicious platter Priti...Send me some!!!

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  3. Wow jeera rice looks delicious and i love spinach and moon dal combo..tempting pics :)

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  4. Wow...thats a delicious lunch...true comfort food :)

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  5. Spinach dal looks yum. Hey that chidva is made with paper thin poha right?

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  6. A complete comfort food...sounds like good combo...

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  7. moong dal palak sag looks so delciious and would have tasted great with jeers rice..thanks for sending it for the event..nice pictures..

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  8. Looking great!!Feel like want to taste some..

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  9. Wow the spinach looks so colorful... should taste great with jeera rice!!! Looks like a perfect combo!!!

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  10. delicious platter Priti.....nicely described!

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  11. The further i scrolled down, the futher i was drooling, delicous.

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  12. im definitely trying the Spinach moong daal..looks yumm

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  13. Nice step by step pictures and tasty recipes :)

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  14. Jeera rice is truly a comfort food & moong dal saag is just yumm

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  15. awesome step-by-step pics!:-) love the moong dal sag, never tried the combo before. also a very healthy side dish for the jeera rice...

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  16. nice combination.....I love spinach moong daal

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  17. Delicious combo priti..Yummy rice...

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  18. Perfect combo. Both look delicious.

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  19. good combo! IT has turned out well:)

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  20. Ur pictures make the recipes all the more simple. Spinach moong dal looks delicious.

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  21. wow! nice... spinch moong dal looks new to me ...wow ! jeera rice an d dal ..perfect combo thanks for sharing

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  22. yummy platter,..i usually prepare jeera rice with lef over rice..:-)

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  23. Delicious and a real comfort food. Easy, tasty & healthy.

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  24. I loved that moong dal dish Priti..its a variety one..but is that our small moong dal or did i get it wrong?

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  25. yumm! I love spinach dal :)

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  26. Lovely platter priti.....Nice combo...Healthy spinach saag

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  27. very comfort food palak with moong dal yummy combination so inviting that plate yummy

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  28. the plate of jeera rice & spinach with moong dal saag is inviting dear :)

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  29. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies :)

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  30. thats great rice...i love jeera one of my all time fav spice..which finds it way in almost all I cook :P

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  31. Truly a comfort food...moongdal saag is new to me...i make palak dal on a similar note.Lovely combo.

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  32. Yummy rice and dal ,sure to satisfy my hunger:)

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  33. Looks really tasty, and healthy too!

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  34. This was what we get in coimbatore hostel..snaps are just wonderful.. :)

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  35. perfect combo yar...thx for visiting my blog n leave comments..kee p visiting..

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  36. Never made dal with moong,looks great.New combo of rice and dal

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  37. I made spinach with toor dal yesterday to go with my rice. I had a nice feeling of eating something healthy. This looks very nice.

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  39. Hi... I am new blogger.. ur recipe looks very nice.. healthy recipe.. thank you

    cheers,
    Harichandana

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  40. wow looks so yummmy finger licking dear...:)

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  42. i like this mung palak and a similar version i make for breakfast too........your combo looks delectable...........thanks for dropping by,do keep coming.

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