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Monday, December 17, 2012

DAL PALAK RECIPE | PALAK DAL RECIPE

SPINACH DAL

Dal palak | spinach dal is an easy and comforting dish and though i have tasted this in restaurants never tried at home. But my friends here, used to make this often for rotis. For a change from usual Keeari masiyal and keerai poriyal i tried this dal palak which a bunch of palak which i got from the Indian store . To my surprise the kids and hubby loved this a lot and they finished the entire bowl in no time.
Dal- palak



Dal palak recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Palak | spinach  2 cups
     Onion  1
     Garlic 3-4 cloves
     Ginger  1/2 tsp (chopped)
     Green chili  2
     Toor dal  3/4 cup (cooked)
     Sugar  1/2 tsp
     Salt  as needed
     Oil + ghee  2 tsp each.
     Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp
     Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
     Lemon juice   1 tsp 
     
     


dal-palak
Method:
  • Wash the palak and chop them finely. 
  • Chop the onion and  the ginger finely. Slit the green chilies.
  • Cook the toor dal with garlic pods, in pressure cooker till 4-5 whistles. Mash it nicely and keep aside.
  • In a pan oil and ghee. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle add the ginger, onion and green chilli.
  • Cook till the onions turn pink and translucent.
  • Add the chopped palak and add sugar and salt.
  • Cook in a medium flame till the spinach shrinks.
  • This will take 4-5 minutes
  • Add the cooked toor dal and mix well. If it is thick add water to reach a right kootu consitency.
  • Bring this to a nice boil. Switch off the flame and squeeze the lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with rice | roti.        
Dal-palak

Notes:
  1. If you are adding tomatoes add just after the onions are cooked. 
  2. Do not add lemon juice in the last if you are adding tomato.
  3. You can add chopped onions and tomatoes to the dal while adding garlic(before cooking)
 
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29 comments:

  1. jeyashree
    it looks perfect n healthy...will eat this full.thanks for sharing.

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  2. Real comfort food dear...looks so yummy...

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  3. Evergreen greeny gravy...
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  4. Hi!!!!!
    Dal Palak looks delicious! vazhakkai curry looks great!! dal Palak will also taste great with rotis..

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  5. weekly once i prepare this dal palak because its a easy dish and so as cleaning process of leaves :) lovely bowl

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  6. Excellent tips & method about recipes, you have a wide range of indian recipes list available, helpful site - thanks
    Indian Racipes

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  7. Even i had dal palak for lunch,love this healthy dal.

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  8. healthy n delicious dal..

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  9. I love dal and adding spinach to dal is just a great idea :)

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  10. Its the comfort food that makes us happy most of the times.. but sadly people never realise that ... i m craving for this dal right now

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  11. Looks delicious, i love the one they serve in SB. bright pictures

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  12. Dal palak is one of my favorites...Looks very yummy Jeyashri..

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  13. Healthy one, nice presentation..

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  14. Our family's comfort meal is dal palak & rice!

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  15. YOu seem to make the ordinary palak dal look so exciting with nice pictures ! And yes, I love this delicous dish

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  16. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yummy yummy dal.

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  17. I love it with rice too.. very tempting

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  18. love this healthy dish
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  19. Can we use masoor red/pink split dal instead?

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    1. I think you can use that too but i have never cooked masoor dal

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  20. jeyashree
    can we add garlic?recipe looks tasty.....

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    1. Absolutely your choice, if you like the flavor feel free to add

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  21. I tried. Very tasty and easy to make. Thnks for sharing

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