How to make Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal -

Deep fried spinach and gram flour dumplings cooking with whole moong and masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Kavita Save.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Green Gram

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Dals and Kadhis

For more recipes related to Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal checkout Konkani Palak Ambat, Simple Palak Dal. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Achari Amritsari Urad Dal Amritsari Sookhi Dal Lemon Rasam Dal Kali Mirch

Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal

Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Spinach Dumplings in Green Dal Recipe

  • Spinach chopped 1 bunch

  • Green Gram soaked 2 cups

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Garli crushed 7-8 cloves

  • Onion finely chopped 1

  • Green chilli finely chopped 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for cooking


Step 1

To make the spinach dumplings take spinach leaves, onions, gram flour, carom seeds, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Make small balls of the spinach mixture and deep fry till crisp.

Step 3

Drain on absorbent paper. And set aside.

Step 4

Pressure cook the dal with three cups of water and salt for three whistles. Remove and set aside.

Step 5

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cloves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and saute for a minute.

Step 6

Add onions and saute till translucent.

Step 7

Add the cooked dal and mix. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and cook for five minutes.

Step 8

Add spinach dumplings and cook for more five minutes

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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