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dal palak recipe
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Dal palak recipe

Dal palak with moong dal is a delicious, healthy comforting dish with hot steamed rice and a subji.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people


  • ¼ cup Moong dal or u can even use masoor dal
  • 1 cup Palak leaves (Indian spinach) tightly packed
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato large
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • ¾ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 5 Green chilli
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds


  • Pressure cook moong dal upto 3 whistles with a cup of water
  • Wash the palak and remove the stem. Tear the leaf and take out the thick stem in the middle too if possible to make sure it gets cooked easily.
  • Saute in ½ teaspoon oil along with green chillies.
  • Fry the palak until it gets reduced in volume.
  • Cool down and grind with little water.
  • Heat kadai and temper with ghee, cumin seeds.
  • Add finely chopped onions and stir fry till transparent.
  • After that, add ginger garlic paste and cook until raw smell goes away.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt and saute until tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Pour the ground palak, sugar and garam masala.
  • Cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  • Then add cooked, mashed dal.
  • Mix well, add 1 cup water and let it boil for 4-5 minutes or until you get thick consistency.
  • Switch off the flame.


  • Add a pinch of Kasuri methi while sauteeing tomato if you like the flavor.
  • You can also squeeze lemon before you serve the dal. In that case, be sure to add more spiciness (green chilli) to balance the
  • Replace ginger garlic paste in this recipe with either finely chopped ginger or garlic. Add it immediately after jeera crackles.
  • You can also add red chilli powder instead of green chillies. But the colour will be differing.