Dal Palak Recipe

Dal Palak is a delicious and a nutritious blend of lentils and fresh palak. The flavour of this dish is wonderful and one of the reasons for that is the ghee. A true comfort food that makes you feel light yet filling when served with rotis!

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Cuisine : Indian
Category : Side dish for rotis/rice
Serves : 4

Preparation Time : 15 min
Cooking Time : 25 min

ReciCode

Heat oil & ghee in a pan → Add cumin seeds, chopped ginger & garlic → Fry for 30 sec → Add chopped onions, slit green chilli & saute till translucent → Add chopped tomatoes & saute till mushy → Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, asafoetida & turmeric powder → Saute till raw smell goes → Add chopped palak → Saute till they shrink → Add cooked moong dal, water, salt → Let it boil for 3-4 min → Switch off the flame & add lemon juice → Mix well & serve hot.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped Palak
  • 3/4 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1″ piece Ginger
  • 3 big cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt as required
  • Water

How to make Dal Palak?
1. Chop the onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. Slit the green chilli. Add a pinch of turmeric powder, asafoetida to moong dal and pressure cook till soft.
2. Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds, chopped ginger and garlic. Fry for 30 sec.
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3. Add the chopped onion and slit green chilli. Saute with a pinch of salt till they become translucent.
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4. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till they become mushy.
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5. Add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Mix well and saute till the raw smell goes. Sprinkle a little water now for the masalas to blend well.
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6. Add the chopped palak and saute till they shrink.
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7. Add the cooked dal and water to get the consistency you want. Add salt.
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8. Mix well and let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice. Serve hot with rotis/parathas/rice.

Notes

  • Ghee adds a very good flavor to this dish. You can skip that if you are concerned about calories.
  • You can also prepare this with toor dal (pigeon peas) instead of moong dal.

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