Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dal Palak

Dal and palak (Spinach) make a very healthy combination. This dal can be cooked with chana dal (bengal gram lentil) or even moong dal (yellow lentils) or toor dal. I prefer this recipe with tur  dal.
Dal palak is very easy to make. It cooks very fast in a pressure cooker. 
It can be served with hot rice or chapati.
Toor dal/Yellow lentil - 1 cup
Fresh green spinach, chopped - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Ghee- 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Jeera 1/2 teaspoon
Hing - a pinch
Ginger paste - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli - 1

Pressure cook the dal and spinach with some turmeric and salt for 2-3 whistles. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a kadai, crackle some jeera, add the ginger paste and green chillies and fry for a minute. Add the cooked dal-spinach and mix well. You can add  onion and tomatoes too but generally I don't use onion in my dal, this is the way I make dal.
Serve hot with rice or phulkas.

Sending this to Food palette series Green


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. quick & healthy ...... I ll make it
    thanks for the recipe :-)



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...