Palak Parippu

Palak wali dal cooked the south Indian way with sambhar onions. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Palak Parippu
Main Ingredients Spinach Leaves, Split Pigeon Pea
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 0-5 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Palak Parippu

  • 1 medium bunch Spinach Leaves
  • 1 cup Split Pigeon Pea soaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 cup Scraped coconut
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 7-8 Sambhar onions
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 12 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt


  1. Pressure cook dal with 2 cups water and turmeric till 3-4 whistles are given out.
    Open the lid when the pressure reduces completely and mash the dal well.
  2. Slice onion.
    Heat 2 tbsps oil in a deep non stick pan.
  3. Grind coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds and sambhar onions with a little water to a smooth paste.
  4. Chop red chillies and remove the seeds.
    Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, sliced onion and red chillies to the hot oil and sauté till fragrant.
  5. Chop spinach.
    Add garlic to the pan and continue to sauté.
  6. Add red chilli powder and spinach and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
    Add salt and dal and mix.
  7. Add ground paste and mix well.
    Simmer till well blended and thick.
    Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1462 kcal
Carbohydrates 151.1 gm
Protein 54.2 gm
Fat 71.1 gm