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Dal palak recipe | palak dal recipe

by Jeyashris Kitchen
DAL PALAK 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 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 
     
     

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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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31 comments

RENU December 17, 2012 - 2:33 am

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

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Arthy Suman December 17, 2012 - 2:36 am

Real comfort food dear…looks so yummy…

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prathibha Garre December 17, 2012 - 3:54 am

nice n healthy dal recipe..

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Sangeetha Nambi December 17, 2012 - 5:16 am

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Aruna Manikandan December 17, 2012 - 6:01 am

healthy and delicious dal 🙂

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Nivedhanams Sowmya December 17, 2012 - 6:22 am

so perfect and so healthy!!
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ushaprashanth December 17, 2012 - 7:31 am

Hi!!!!!
Dal Palak looks delicious! vazhakkai curry looks great!! dal Palak will also taste great with rotis..

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APARNARAJESHKUMAR December 17, 2012 - 7:37 am

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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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj December 17, 2012 - 8:05 am

my most favorite dal with spinach… yummy…
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Anonymous December 17, 2012 - 8:44 am

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Priya December 17, 2012 - 1:07 pm

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

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Julie December 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm Reply
divya December 17, 2012 - 7:09 pm

healthy n delicious dal..

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Dixya December 17, 2012 - 9:56 pm

I love dal and adding spinach to dal is just a great idea 🙂

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anusha praveen December 18, 2012 - 3:50 am

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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RAKS KITCHEN December 18, 2012 - 5:36 am

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

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Kaveri Venkatesh December 18, 2012 - 6:01 am

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

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Hema December 18, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Healthy one, nice presentation..

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Sushma Madhuchandra December 18, 2012 - 2:49 pm

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

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radha December 18, 2012 - 3:14 pm

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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Janani December 18, 2012 - 3:56 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yummy yummy dal.

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Sharmilee! :) December 20, 2012 - 2:03 pm

I love it with rice too.. very tempting

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Veena Theagarajan January 3, 2013 - 6:00 am Reply
Hello February 21, 2013 - 7:54 pm

Can we use masoor red/pink split dal instead?

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admin February 22, 2013 - 6:37 am

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

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Vijay February 22, 2013 - 3:35 am

Thanks!!!

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RENU May 7, 2013 - 1:21 am

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

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admin May 7, 2013 - 2:23 am

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

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saayuj srikanth November 20, 2016 - 4:24 pm

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

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Unknown May 18, 2019 - 9:52 am

oh i really tried making first time….and i was absolutely amazed that i cook dal palak…and that too surprisingly it was taste really good….loved it.Thank you mam for the recipe.

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admin May 21, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Thank you so much. Glad you tried and thanks for writing the feedback.

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