Vaali Ambat / Palak Ambat
|Fresh coconut/Frozen coconut||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Red chillies||8 (Fry in few drops of oil)|
|Toor dal||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Tamarind paste||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
Wash palak/spinach, cut 1/2 of the onion into big cubes and finely chop the remaining onions, fry red chillies in 1/4 tsp of oil.
Wash dal and pressure cook. Mash well.
Take two cups of water in another vessel and cook palak and cubed onions.
Prepare the masala by grinding coconut, red chillies and tamarind with a cup of water to a smooth paste.
Now mix palak, dal and masala together. Add salt to taste. Bring it to a boil. Cover and cook on a low flame for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile fry chopped onions in oil separately till golden brown. Pour it over the gravy and mix well. Remove from flame.