Dal Palak Recipe | How To Make Spinach Dal Recipe

Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2-3
Dal Palak or Spinach Dal recipe is Indian lentil based dish which is way too healthy, delicious and it brings out the richness of lentil with goodness of spinach with garlic.
  • 1 cup yellow lentil (moong dal)
  • bunch of spinach finely cut and wahed
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes (half tomato)
  • ½ tsp turmaric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili power
  • 1 and ½ tsp coriander powder
  • pinch of garam masala powder or curry powder
  • water to get required constitancy
  • Second tempering
  • ⅔ tbsp oil
  • littte garlic chutney or just 2 garlic cloves minced + ½ tsp chili powder
  1. Take 1 cup yellow lentil or moong dal. Wash them well. Now add them into pressure cooker and cook for just two whistles.
  2. If you do not have pressure cooker, then take lentil in microwave proof bowl, add 2 cups of water and cook it in microwave for 10-15 minutes. or you can boil the lentil for 15-20 minutes. No need to sock it.
  3. Heat the pan over medium heat, and add oil. Once oil is hot, add chopped garlic. After 30 seconds, add tomatoes.
  4. Let tomato to be cooked perfectly, and then add washed and chopped spinach. I like more quantity of it, so I have added more; you can adjust according to your taste.
  5. Add salt for spinach, this will help to cook fast. Cover the pot with lid, and cook for 5 minutes, till spinach get perfectly cooked.
  6. Then add boiled dal or lentils, and do the seasoning. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder and garam masala. Add water to get desire constituency. I have added half cup if water.
  7. Cover with the lid and cook for 5 more minutes. At last adjust the salt.
  8. For second tempering, which is totally optional, take garlic chutney (If you do have garlic chutney; take 2 cloves of garlic minced and little bit red chili powder) and 1 tbsp oil, mic it well first. Then put them on gas for just 30 seconds on high to medium heat. and pour that tempering while serving the curry.
1) You can server it with Rice or plain paratha.
2) It goes well with some khichdi with curd.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/dal-palak-recipe-make-spinach-dal-recipe/