Dal palak recipe – easy, quick and nutritious dal recipe. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. A spicy spinach and lentil preparation that you will enjoy with steamed rice or rotis.

Dal Palak

Dal Palak
 
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Dal palak recipe – easy, quick and nutritious dal recipe. Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. A spicy spinach and lentil preparation that you will enjoy with steamed rice or rotis.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 - 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cup chopped spinach (palak)
  • ½ cup toovar (arhar / pigeon peas spilt) dal
  • ¼ cup bengal gram spilt and skinned ( chana dal )
  • ½ cup sliced onion ( 1 large onion )
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger ( fine chopped )
  • ½ tsp garlic ( fine chopped )
  • 1 cup tomatoes ( fine chopped )
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1 ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder ( haldi )
  • 1-2 cup water
  • Salt according to taste ( approx. 1 ½ tsp )
  • ¼ cup coriander ( fine chopped )
For the tadka
  • 1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
  • 2 cloves ( laung / lavang )
  • 2 black peppercorn ( mari )
  • 1 green cardamom ( elaichi )
  • 1 small stick cinnamon ( taj )
  • 1-2 whole red chilies
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal for 30 min. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in boiling water for 30 min. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Clean and wash spinach. Drain access water form spinach and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in the pressure cooker.
  5. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 min.
  6. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute till row aroma get disappear.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and all dry powder masalas.
  8. Saute for 4-5 min.
  9. Add chopped spinach and both dal.
  10. Mix well. Saute for 2-3 min.
  11. Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  12. Keep on simmer for 5 min. Then turn off flame and allow it to cool.
  13. For the tadka, heat the ghee in a pan. Add all the ingredients for tadka.
  14. When the seeds crackle, pour the tempering over the cooked dal.
  15. Mix well and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
  16. Garnish the dal palak with coriander leaves.
  17. Serve hot dal palak with
    rotior
    parathas.
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