Friday, April 30, 2010

Spinach with Black-Eyed Peas


Spinach - 1 cup (Fresh or Frozen)
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Black-Eyed Peas - 1/4 cup
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies  - 2
Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

  1. Soak the Black-Eyed Peas for 2 hours in enough water.
  2. Cook the soaked peas and moong dal in a separate vessel placed in pressure cooker for 2-3 whistle.
  3. Cook the spinach with sambar powder, split green chillies, turmeric powder, asafetida and salt in enough water.
  4. Add the cooked peas and dal.  Mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds and urad dal and fry till golden brown.
  6. Add it to the spinach and mix well.
Serve hot with chapatti or rice.


p.s.  Thank you all for your heartfelt condolences.  It was thoughtful and kind of you to take time to share your memories of Sanjeev with us.  Your words were source of strength for our family and to Sanjeev's family in this difficult time.  Thank you.


  1. Wow, it looks lovely Latha !!!

  2. healthy protien and iron rich dish..

  3. What an interesting combination that is - hope to give it a try sometime.

  4. Welcome back latha, hope everything is fine...spinach with peas looks very healthy and perfect with hot steamed rice...complete meal

  5. Glad to see u back Latha, spinach with peas looks super nutritious and filling, looks really wholesome..

  6. Hi Latha, this combo is something I hadn't heard of earlier... will try for sure!

  7. Hi Latha ! how have you been? Interesting and healthy combo here

  8. hey i love this dal with cumin rice ....lovely color...healthy and protein rich dish...

    first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
    ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>


  9. Somehow I couldn't log into your blog y'day, tried several times. Today it seems to be working!:)

    Spinach and Peas add chockful of nutrients and protein to this dish, looks delicious.

    Our condolences to Sanjeev's family. RIP Sanjeev.

  10. Happy to see you Latha. Delicious curry...healthy too

  11. wow delicious curry..i liked the combination of spinach and moongdal the addition of black eyed peas will give more taste..good one

  12. I ma feeling hungry now. Wish to have some rice now.


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