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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dal Palak(with Moong dal) - Spinach Dal - Palakura pappu

Dal Palak is a delectable & Healthy Dal Recipe made with Fresh Spinach leaves(Palak),dal, crushed Garlic & onions. It  goes well with Rice,Roti,chapathi  Phulkas & Jeera Rice.Spinach is rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and iron, which improves your metabolism helping you burn calories at a faster rate. Spinach is packed with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and folic acid which are great for your heart.Eating spinach regularly maintains the normal brain functioning as well as slow down the age-related decline in brain function.Now we will learn to make healthy Dal Recipe.

Dal Palak

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 20   minutes.
Recipe Category:Lunch/Tiffin  sides
serves  :   6 . 


Palak - 1 bunch.(medium size)
Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Pearl onions - 15.
Garlic - 5.
Ginger - 1 inch.
Tomatoes -2.
Green chillies - 2.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - As needed.

To temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Hing - Generous Pinch.
oil - As needed.


  • Pressure cook the Moong dal for 3 whistles with turmeric & needed water. Then mash it & keep aside.
  • Crush pearl onions & garlic.
  • Chop palak,tomatoes  and ginger finely.
  • Slit the Green chillies.


  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds.When it splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add   Ginger &  crushed Garlic .

  • When Garlic turns golden brown, add hing give a quick mix.
  • Then add Green chillies  &  crushed  pearl onions.
  •  When onions turns golden brown colour add tomatoes.
  • Add Chilli powder,Turmeric powder & salt. Saute till tomatoes turns mushy.

  • Then add Methi leaves, saute in a high flame for 3 - 4 minutes, then keep the flame to medium.

  •        Leaves oozes water, and it shrinks, leaves gets cooked with that oozed water itself. 

      • when it is cooked,add needed water.(i have added nearly  2 cups of water).
      • Add Mashed moong dal.Mix well.

      • Let it boil for few minutes till it gets thick consistency.
      • Serve with Rice,Roti & chapathi's.


      • Instead of Moongdal, you can use Toor dal also,or equal proportion of both Moongdal & Toor dal.
      • Adding crushed Pearl onions & Garlic gives, nice flavour to dal.
      • As per your need you can adjust the quantity of dal.


      Anonymous said...

      Looks yummy... Comfort food

      Anonymous said...

      Moong dal is my all time favorite dal.. this combo is very healthy and nutritious.
      Delicious recipe, love to give a try.

      Anonymous said...

      Moong dal is my all time favorite dal.. this combo is very healthy and nutritious.
      Delicious recipe, love to give a try.

      Kushigalu said...

      healthy, flavorful and super delicious!

      Unknown said...

      Wow...this sounds super healthy and delicious... :)

      Unknown said...

      Dal palak looks super healthy and delicious!

      Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

      Traditionally Modern Food said...

      Palak Dal looks super yum.. :-)

      Herbs Spices and Tradition said...

      This is my all time favourite recipe.

      Anonymous said...

      A healthy side for rice and roti. Very nice.