Spinach Lentil Curry | Dal Palak

Spinach Lentil Curry / Dal Palak

  • 1/2 cup lentil/ toor dal
  •  1 to 1 1/2  cups water
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach
  • 1 onion,chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 3 garlic pods, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 small green chillis ,slit lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • curry leaves, few
  • 1 whole dry red chilli
  • 1/4 tsp hing / asafoetida powder 
  • salt, as needed
  • 1 tbs ghee or vegetable oil


 Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker , spluter cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add red chillis, crushed garlic, saute for few seconds. Add green chillis,  onions and tomatoes , saute another 2 more minutes. Add hing powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder  Now add spinach, saute till leaves get wilted completely. Pressure cook adding toor dal, water and salt upto  2to 3 whistles. Once cooked mix well, adjust salt, cook on low flame for 4 to 5 more minues till you get the consistency of your choice. Add more water if needed. Serve with rice, roti etc.


Suja Manoj said...

Comfort dish,healthy and yummy

Julie said...

Healthy dal,yummy!!

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Anu said...

Healthy and yummy

Cathleen said...

I love lentils. When I was a vegetarian, I would eat them all the time. This looks great!

Srimathi said...

Wow! comforting foos at its best.

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love dal like this

R.Punitha said...

Hi vrinda ,

looks delicious :)))

and nice presentation !!!!

Keep on Dear...

Gayathri NG said...

Delicious n healthy spinach...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This is comfort dal for me. Make it quite often.

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

looks very tempting and delicious.

- Meg's Delicious Adventures

radha said...

I love any variation of palak-dal. The best combination ever!

Priya said...

Wat a hearty and healthy dal,my comforting food.

Spice up the Curry said...

looks very delicious... very comforting dal palak

Shabbu said...

healthy and delicious curry..
Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

Purabi Naha said...

That looks fantastic. And I love your dal-palak picture! This is just so warm and inviting. Thanks for this fantastic idea!

Jay said...

lipsmacking it is...drooling..:)
Tasty Appetite

Umm Mymoonah said...

Simple, comforting dish, lokks perfect.

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