How to make Konkani Palak Ambat -

Tangy coastal dal preparation cooked with spinach and tuvar dal.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Maa ki Dal.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach leaves (palak) (ताज़ा पालक), Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Konkani Palak Ambat

Konkani Palak Ambat Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Konkani Palak Ambat Recipe

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) blanched and chopped 1/2 bunch

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) cooked with salt and turmeric powder 1 cup

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Tamarind soaked in water 3-4 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut grated 1/2 cup

  • Coconut oil 4 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat cooked dal in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Heat another non-stick pan and dry roast fenugreek seeds, broken red chillies for 1-2 minutes in it.

Step 3

Combine dry roasted ingredients, tamarind soaked in water and grated coconut in a grinder jar.

Step 4

Grind into a fine paste using little water.

Step 5

Add 4 tbsps ground paste to the dal, mix well and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Use the ground paste depending on the amount of spiciness you want.

Step 7

Add spinach leaves and mix well.

Step 8

Add ¼ cup water, stir to mix and bring again to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 9

Heat coconut oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 10

Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Add cooked dal, adjust salt and stir to mix.

Step 12

Boil for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.

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