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Palak Dal

Priyanka Upadhyay
21 minutes
Prep Time
12 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Healthy protein rich, can go with rice roti or dosas.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Masoor dal 1 cup
  2. Palak 1/2 bundle, chopped
  3. 2 Onions, chopped
  4. 1 medium sized tomato
  5. 1/2 inch ginger (Chopped into small pieces)
  6. Garlic 3 cloves, finely chopped
  7. Chillies 1/2 tsp, chopped
  8. Jeera (cumin seeds) 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt as per taste
  10. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  11. Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp
  12. Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  13. Ghee 1/2 tbsp


  1. Boil dal with 2 cups of water, turmeric and half of the salt for two whistle, first on high and second on medium flame.
  2. In a pan, add ghee and once it is hot, add jeera and fry till it turns brown, add garlic.
  3. Once garlic becomes brown, add onion and chillies. Fry till golden brown.
  4. Add in all the masalas, mix on a low flame. Add palak and tomatoes.
  5. Palak will leave some water so let it get cooked for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  6. Add in the dal, ginger, mix and boil for 4 minutes on a low flame.
  7. Dal palak is ready, add in cream for a more creamy taste.

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Saumya Kapila
Saumya Kapila   Jul-15-2017

Felcy Rodrigues
Felcy Rodrigues   Dec-21-2016

wow really delish

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