Spinach Dal Recipe – Dal Palak

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Spinach Dal Recipe – Dal Palak – A healthy gravy dish made of spinach and split pigeon peas.

dal palak - spinach dal recipe

Spinach Dal Recipe – Ingredients

split pigeon peas(toor dal) – 2 small cups
spinach(palak) – 1 small bunch
dried bay leaves(tej patta) – 3
coriander powder(dhania) – 1/4 teaspoon
cumin powder(jeera) – 1/4 teaspoon
turmeric powder – a small pinch
green chillies – 2
onion – 1/2
tomato – 1/2
salt to taste
curry leaves(karipatta) – few leaves
mustard seeds(rai) – 1/4 teaspoon
oil – 1 tablespoon

How to prepare Dal Palak

Clean and chop spinach. Wash and clean the dal.Add spinach to dal and pressure cook till 7 whistles are heard. If you want to reduce pressure cooking time, soak the dal for 20 mins prior to cooking.

Chop onion, tomato. Add oil to a frying pan. Add mustard seeds,bay leaves,chopped green chillies  and curry leaves to the oil when hot. Stay away till the seeds splutter. Add chopped onion,tomato and saute till the tomatoes are mashed and onion is lightly brown. Add coriander,cumin and turmeric powder.Add the cooked dal and spinach mixture.Add salt to taste. Add water to suit the consistency of your choice. Allow it to simmer for 5 mins.

Tasty Dal Palak is ready!

Serving suggestion : Those who are not calorie conscious can add a dash of salted or unsalted butter to the dal palak when it is ready!