How to make Dal Palak -

Simple moong dal preparation with the addition of fresh spinach leaves. This simple and easy spinach dal is healthy, wholesome and packed with protein and fiber.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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 Theeyal Dal Kababi Jain Moong Ni Kadhi Sindhi Kadhi - SK Khazana

Dal Palak

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The combination of dal and palak is as tasty as it is loaded with nutrition. In this recipe a simple toor dal preparation gets a bunch of nutrients because of the addition of fresh spinach. This is all you need along with some steamed rice to have a meal that is healthy and tasty. Moreover, a dal palak will take you just about the same amount of time to make as dal chawal.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Palak Recipe

  • 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, mix and serve hot.

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