Moong dal and Spinach or palak both are rich source of vitamins. Moong dal and palak have lots of health benefits. They help you to reduce weight and both are good for skin too. Both are rich sources of iron. So moong dal and palak are one of best healthy ingredients which can make your meal healthy and tasty too.
Dal palak or palak dal is famous recipe in India which is usually prepared with combination of toor dal and chana dal. When I was reading health benefits of moong dal I have decided to try the same recipe with moong dal.
Here I tried to keep the recipe of moong dal palak very simple and easy using regular spices. You can also add whole spices to enhance the taste of it. This is very easy and quick recipe. Health conscious people should add this recipe of moong dal palak in their diet plan. To make it healthier you can reduce the quantity of oil and ghee.
Let’s try this healthy recipe of palak dal – moong dal palak with the step wise photos and detailed measurement.
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Step-by-Step Moong Dal Palak Recipe :
Step 1 : Wash the moong dal properly. Add 1 ½ cup water.
Step 2 : Add salt, turmeric powder and ½ tsp oil.
Step 3 : Pressure cook for 3 – 4 whistles.
Step 4 : Once dal get cooked keep it aside for cooling.
Step 5 : Meanwhile wash the spinach leaves or palak very well. Chop them and keep it aside. Same way fine chop the onion, tomato and green chili. Make a paste of garlic and ginger in mortar pastel.
Step 6 : Heat the oil and ghee in the pan or kadai.
Step 7 : Add cumin seeds and dry red chilies.
Step 8 : Saute till cumin seeds starts to crackle, add chopped green chilies.
Step 9 : Add fine chopped onion. Mix well.
Step 10 : Saute till onion starts to get brown in color. Add ginger – garlic paste.
Step 11 : Saute till raw aroma of garlic goes away. Add chopped tomatoes. Mix well.
Step 12 : Add all dry spices and salt. Mix well.
Step 13 : Cook till oil starts to release from sides. Add chopped palak. Mix well.
Step 14 : Cook till palak get soften and cooked. Add boiled dal. Mix well.
Step 15 : Add water. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes on slow flame.
Step 16 : Turn off the flame. Here your moong dal palak is ready to serve.
Step 17 : Garnish the moong dal palak with coriander leaves.
Step 18 : While serving this moong dal palak with roti, plain paratha, steamed rice or jeera rice, squeeze lemon if required.