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 poriyali 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 1
My friends normally add tomatoes but since i didnt have on that day, i replaced it with 1 tsp of lemon juice in the last.
INGREDIENTS:
PALAK | SPINACH 2 CUPS
ONION 1
GINGER(CHOPPED) 1/2 TBLSP
GREEN CHILLI 2
SALT AS NEEDED
SUGAR 1/2 TSP
TOOR DAL(COOKED) 3/4 CUP
LEMON JUICE 1 TSP
OIL 1 TSP
CUMIN SEEDS| JEERA 1/2 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
dal palak 2
METHOD:
  • Wash the palak and chop them finely. 
Dal palak step 1
  •  chop the onion , ginger and green chillies finely.
  • Dal palak step 2

  • In a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and add the ginger and green chilli.
  • dal palak step 3
  • Add the onions and saute till they turns pink.

  • dal palak step 4

    Add the chopped palak and add sugar and salt.
  • Cook in a medium flame till the spinach shrinks.
  • This will take 4-5 minutes.
  • dal palak step 7
  • Add the cooked toor dal and mix well. If it is thick add water to reach a kootu consitency.
  • Dal palak step 8
  • Bring this to a nice boil. Switch off the flame and squeeze the lemon juice.
  • Serve hot with rice | roti.
  • We had with rice and vazhakkai curry.
         Dal palak 3
 

28 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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