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.


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

  2. Hi vrinda ,

    looks delicious :)))

    and nice presentation !!!!

    Keep on Dear...

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

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

  5. Wat a hearty and healthy dal,my comforting food.

  6. looks very delicious... very comforting dal palak

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

  8. Simple, comforting dish, lokks perfect.


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