Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Dal Palak / Spinach Dal

Hi Friends...
  Having same dal again and again becomes boring ...Adding little spinach in it makes huge difference. Dal is already rich in protein and adding spinach in it not only makes it yummy but more healthy.


  • 1 bunch of spinach (discard the thick stem)
  • 1/2 cup arhar/ tur dal 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 large size  onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes  (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilly  (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 chilly powder
  • Salt acc.to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1-2 dry red chilly


  • Wash dal and spinach nicely under running water. Drain excess water from spinach and keep aside for 30 mins.Roughly chop the spinach.
  • In the meanwhile, boil dal in pressure cooker with little salt and turmeric powder. After first whistle keep it on low flame for 10-12 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, chopped onion and ginger-garlic paste. Saute till golden brown in colour.

  • Add tomatoes, mix well and cook till oil separates. 

  • Add chopped spinach and dry masalas, mix well. Cook on low flame till spinach is cooked properly.

  • Add boiled dal.
  • Cook on low flame for 5-7 mins.
  • Remove from fire.
  • Before serving, Heat oil in tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and red chilies.
  • Immediately pour over the dal.
  • Served hot with naans and chapati.

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meenab said...

o oh
shrut u beat me to this
i have jst almost same recipe on my space to post today

i had to just add the pics
ah shucks
ok ok wud putlater wud do somethng else then today

no wonder u r lovingly called don

Unknown said...

yummy looking dal palak ..

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious dal :)

Manjusfoodbites said...

Palak Dal looks tempting,nice clicks.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Love to have greens always. Yummy, healthy and delicious dal.

Unknown said...

i have never made dal n palak before...healthy combo

Vimitha Durai said...

Very healthy dhal...

Shylaashree said...

healthy and delicious palak
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Prema said...

Dal look super delicious...

Julie said...

my favorite comfort dal,yummm :)

Unknown said...

liked your first click shruti..a healthy dal..

Hema said...

Healthy and delicious dal, comfort food..

divyagcp said...

Delicious dhal!! Looks so comforting and packed with nutrition!!

eshoboshoaahare.blogspot.in said...

I am just a big Fan of any kind of Dal recipe...
Spinach Dal looks so yumm and healthy too...
Will try your version soon Dear... Lovely.

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Swathi said...

Dal palak looks delicious my hubby's favorite.

Asiya Omar said...

Yumm,Nice presentation..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks to all my lovely friends for their wonderful comments :-)

Jannet Loves to Experiment said...

Love it love it love it... Perfect with chapathis