Dal Palak


Dal Palak

The combination of Dal & Palak makes it extremely healthy and nutritious. Split yellow moong dal is rich in vitamins, proteins and essential nutrients and palak (spinach) a rich source of iron.

Tastes delicious with chapatis, puris or any Indian bread. Even goes well with steaming hot rice and a little pickle!!

Enjoy this meal-in-one dish, which is not only delicious and satisfying, but healthy too.

Dal Palak

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal, soaked in water for an hour
  • 1 large bunch spinach, chopped
  • 1 Large tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped roughly
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1” piece ginger
  • 4 green chillies
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. ghee

Method

  1. Grind garlic, ginger, chillies, onion, turmeric and chilli powder to a paste.
  2. Heat ghee and add cumin seeds, saute for 1/2 a minute,
  3. Then add the masala paste and fry till ghee separates.
  4. Add tomatoes and salt.
  5. Cook till tomatoes turn soft.
  6. Add the soaked dal and 2 cups of water.
  7. Bring to a boil, cover and cook till dal is tender.
  8. Add chopped spinach, add a cup or two of water if dal is dry and adjust consistency.
  9. Cook 10 minutes, then add some chopped coriander leaves, save some for garnish.
  10. Remove to a serving dish and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves
  11. Serve with rice or any Indian bread.

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