Palak Milakootal Recipe - Pigeon peas and black gram cooked with fresh indian spices into a dal.

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Spinach

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Palak Milakootal

Palak Milakootal Recipe - How to make Palak Milakootal


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 1/2 cups

  • Spinach 1 bunch

  • Coconut scraped 1/2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chillies 5

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onions peeled 10 small

  • Water to cook


Step 1

Wash and finely chop the spinach. Keep aside. Wet grind the coconut, red chillies, cummin seeds and black gram to a fine paste. Keep aside. Pressure-cook the dal with salt and turmeric. When cool blend in a liquidizer. Keep aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil and season with mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. When the mustard starts to crackle add the coconut paste and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the onions and spinach and stir-fry till the spinach is cooked.

Step 3

Add the dal. Mix well and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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