Monday, September 24, 2012

Luchi & Split Peas with Spinach-Tomato

The weekends are always pleasant, not because of so much free time for cooking but also for experimenting without worrying about the taste. As you have so  much time you can always prepare something else, if your experiment goes wrong :p

I did some experiment with Luchi\Poori. And we had the successful outcome with this Daal with a toouch of spinach. What to say, it was a lovely beginning of the Sunday morning.

Here is the recipe which is very simple. Hope you enjoy it!

The Luchi

Maida - 400 gms.
Spinach - 1 cup, very finely chopped, boiled & mashed, don't make paste
Tomato - 1 cup, very finely chopped, boiled & mashed, don't make paste
Salt - to taste
Oil to fry.


1. Sieve the maida well with salt, sugar and place in a flat dish.
2. Make a bay in the center and put a little of oil for leavening.
3. Add smashed spinach & tomato. Add cold water and make a stiff dough.
4. Make roundels of 15 gms and form dough.

5. Roll out on an oily surface into thin discs. 
6. Briskly fry in smoking oil till puffed up and turn over. 
7. Serve hot.

Motor Daal\Yellow Split Peas


1 tbsp – Oil/ghee
1 cup – Yellow split peas (matar)
1 No – Onion
1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp – Turmeric
1/4 tsp – Ginger grated
1/4 tsp – Green chillies chopped
1 tsp – Coriander powder
1 cup – Spinach chopped
Salt to taste


1. Clean and wash the dal properly. Soak it overnight in water.
2. Add 2-2.5 cups of water in it and steam in a pressure cooker for 7-10 mins on a high flame. Then turn too a low fame and cook till done (another 5-7 mins).
3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add ginger, chillies and onion and cook till deep pink. Add chopped spinach.
4. Add the masalas, salt and stir for a minute. Lower the flame
5. Add the dal and bring to a boil. Serve hot with Luchi.

Linking to:HFFHK - Combo meals for kids @ Nithu's Kitchen & Nivedhanam


  1. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event

    Looking forward for more great recipes!!!


    Ongoing Event - Coconut

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    1. Thank you Sowmya... I am very new to this blog-world loved your blog & the contests, will be participating in other events too.

  2. Hi, Please add the event logo!!! Thanks