Dal Palak Recipe - A moong dal and spinach preparation.

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Main Ingredients : Spinach ( पालक ) , Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) ( मूंगदाल धुली )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Palak

Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

For more recipes related to Dal Palak checkout Konkani Palak Ambat , Palak Kadhi , Palak ki Kadhi , Simple Palak Dal . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Sprouted Moong Kadhi , Dal Bahar , Sindhi Dal, Dal Fry. Or try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Green Peas Tikki Stuffed With Onion And Paneer, Mixed Mithai Custard, Sookhi Masoor Dal, Khuskhus Jo Seero.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Dal Palak

  • Spinach finely chopped 15-20 leaves

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 3/4 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies seeded and chopped 2

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Cook moong dal with half the turmeric powder and asafoetida till soft. Heat oil (or ghee) in a pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté for one minute. Add onion and continue to sauté till onion gets lightly browned.

Step 3

Add spinach and sauté for half a minute. Add the remaining turmeric powder and stir. Add dal and mix well.

Step 4

Add one cup water and salt and stir. Add lemon juice just before serving.

How to make Dal Palak

Step 1

Cook moong dal with half the turmeric powder and asafoetida till soft. Heat oil (or ghee) in a pan.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté for one minute. Add onion and continue to sauté till onion gets lightly browned.

Step 3

Add spinach and sauté for half a minute. Add the remaining turmeric powder and stir. Add dal and mix well.

Step 4

Add one cup water and salt and stir. Add lemon juice just before serving.

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