How to make 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 Sabz Bahar Arhar Dal, Sindhi Dal, Methi Dal, Varan Bhaat. Or try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Yellow Dal Fry, Aloo Nazakath, Aloo Anardana, Methi Urad Dal ki Subzi.

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Dal Palak

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


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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