Include more pulses in your diet to improve your health.
Preparing delicious food can be quite a task, and delicious food may not be good for health. There are, however, food that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat and nutritious as well. One being a simple Arhar Dal-Palak recipe.
Including more pulses in your diet may improve your health, as it lowers the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. They are a good source of folate and high in protein and other essential nutrients. Use this delicious ultra-low fat recipe to eat your way to a healthy weekend.
Serves: 4; Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes
Palak (Spinach) 1 ½ cups (chopped)
Arhar dal ½ cup
Garlic 1 clove (finely chopped)
Ginger ½ “(finely chopped)
Green chilli 1 (finely chopped)
Coriander leaves few (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Roasted cumin seed 1 tsp
Wash dal. Wash chopped palak thoroughly in running water.
Mix dal, palak, turmeric powder, salt, garlic, green chilli and ginger.
Add 2 ½ cups of water and pressure cook to give one whistle.
Keep on slow flame for two to three minutes.
Remove from fire.
Roast cumin seeds in a pan till it turns brown.
Add in hot dal. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with whole wheat chapaties.
Make pulses a healthy addition to your diet especially on the weekends when you prefer to eat home-made food. They are the mystery super foods with gigantic health benefits.