Dal Palak

Dal is a very important dish in the Indian cuisine, and every household had different variations of dals. Sometime we enjoy plain dal and sometimes tadka dal with some veggies in our every day meals.Today i would like to share a very simple, easy, and very healthy recipe, Dal Palak. Palak/spinach has a lot of health benefits and has a beautiful color. Many dishes can be prepared using palak like curries, parathas, koftas, cutlets, pakoras, kababs and so on. Some times we can use palak puree to give a natural green color to our recipes. This recipe utilizes two types of dal: toor dal and moong dal. You are free to add one or both of them. The boiled dal is cooked along with spinach, garlic and other spices, which gives it an aromatic smell, and taste. Dal palak is best served with plain rice or roti.

Dal Palak
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Dal Palak
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
For Boiling Daal
For Daal Palak
Instructions
  1. First clean both dal with water twice. Cook dal along with water, salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker at high heat. Once pressure starts to build, bring the temperature to medium heat and cook dal for 3 whistles.
  2. Once it's done, let it cool naturally.
  3. Meanwhile, clean the spinach with water three times and then chop it very fine.
  4. Keep them aside.
  5. Heat oil and ghee in kadhai at medium heat. Once oil is hot, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Wait till it turns brown in color. Add whole red chilies, cinnamon sticks and chopped garlic. Saute it till garlic turns golden in color.
  6. Add hing and chopped spinach into it.
  7. Saute the spinach for one minute.
  8. Add cooked dal and stir it well. Add gram masala powder and mix. Adjust the consistency as per your taste. Let it boil for one minute. Turn off the heat. Keep it covered for 10 minutes before serving.
  9. Transfer it into a serving bowl.
  10. Delicious healthy dal palak is ready to be served!
  11. Enjoy it with rice and/or roti!
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