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Dal Palak Recipe

Dal Palak is a delicious lentil-based Indian side dish made with spinch , lentils and spices
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bachelor's Cooking, Diet, Healthy, Lentils
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 119kcal
Author Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Toor Dal soaked for 3- 4 hours
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ½ inch Ginger grated
  • 3 no’s Garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 no’s Green chillies slit
  • 1 Onion medium size , chopped
  • 1 Tomato medium size chopped
  • 2 Cups Spinach chopped
  • 2-2.5 cups Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Hing/ Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon Ghee/ clarified butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Jeera seeds
  • 2 Sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 Dry red chillies broken
  • ¼ teaspoon Hing/ Asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri methi / Dry fenugreel leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder

Instructions

  • Wash dal and soak for 3 to 4 hours. Soaking lentils for more hours helps to remove antinutrients from lentils. Drain water completely , rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • In a pressure pan. Add 1 tablespoon of Oil , mustard seeds, cumin seeds , ginger, garlic , green chillies and onions. Saute till onions turns translucent.
  • Now add in chopped tomatoes , saute till tomatoes turn mushy . Add chopped spinach , turmeric powder ,mix well everything.
  • Add soaked dal and 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles on high heat. When pressure settles on its own , open lid , add salt and keep on simmer for 5 -8 minutes .
  • Whilst , Heat ghee in a small pan. When the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, curry leaves , dry red chilies and asafoetida. Fry till garlic is slightly browned. Add Kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves and red chilli . Switch off the heat.
  • Immediately pour tempering/ tadak over the cooked dal.
  • Mix well , simmer for 5 minutes and serve with roti or steamed rice.

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Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 119kcal