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Palak Dal/Spinach Lentil Recipe

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About Recipe

This healthy and tasty palak dal is goes well with rice and chapati.

Date – 25.2.2016

Preparation time – 20 min

Cooking time – 25 min

Recipe type – Main

Serve – 2-3

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Ingredients

Mesurement cup used, 1 cup = 220 ml

For cooking dal

Arhar dal/pigeon pea – ½ cup

Salt – as per taste

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Water – 2 cups

For making dal palak

Butter or ghee or oil – 1 1/5 tbsp

Palak/spinach – 1 to 1 ½ cup or 75 to 100 g

Cumin/jeera – ½ tsp

Mustard – ½ tsp

Onion – 1 medium or 40 g (sliced)

Green chili – 1 -2 chopped

Garlic – 5-6 (sliced or crushed) if you want you can add 1/2 ‘ crushed garlic too

Tomato – 1 medium to big (Sliced cut or finely chopped)

Red chili powder – ½ tsp

Hing/Ashafotida – 2 pinch

Water – ½ to 1 cup

Salt – as per taste

Fresh coriander leaves – for garnishing

Method

For pressure cooking dal

First take dal in pressure cook rinse it 2-3 times in water.

Drain it nicely and add turmeric, salt and 2 cup of water.

For pressure cooking after 1 whistle keep the flame low for 10 min.

Let cooker settles down on its own. Keep cooked dal aside.

For making Dal Palak

In a pan or kadai heat oil/butter/ ghee and add Cumin and mustard seeds.

Let them splutter nicely.

Add sliced onion, saute till onion turn light brown.

Add crushed garlic, saute for 3-4 seconds.

Add red chilly and hing, stir once.

Add sliced or chopped tomato with pinch of salt.

Saute till tomato gets little soft.

Add finely chopped spinach, stir well.

Cook the spinach at low flame for a min or till it gets soft by putting lid.

Now open the lid add cooked arhar dal , mix well.

Add required water (I have added ½ cup) and check salt, if needed add more. Mix again.

Bring this mixture to boil and cook at simmer for a minute. Stir in between.

Garnish with chopped and fresh coriander leaves.

Spinach dal is ready. Serve chapati, tandoori roti and steamed or jeera rice.

 

In Short

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Rinse 1/2 cup of  dal with water 2-3 time

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Add salt and turmeric

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Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook it, for pressure cooking after 1 whistle lower the flame and cook for 8-10 more minutes

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Let cooker settles down on it own, dal is ready keep it aside

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Heat ghee in a pan

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Add cumin and mustard

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Add sliced onion and  chopped green chili

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Add grated garlic, stir for 3-4 seconds

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Add hing and red chili powder, stir once

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Add sliced tomato and salt

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Saute till tomato gets little soft

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Add palak/spinach

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Stir

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Put lid so that spinach will be turn soft fastly, cook for a minute over low flame

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After removing lid

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Add cooked dal and 1/2 to 1 cup of water, stir

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Bring it to boil and simmer the flame, cook for a minute and stir in between

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Add chopped coriander leaves , stir and turn off the flame

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Palak dal is ready

 

 

2s COMMENTS

2 thoughts on : Palak Dal/Spinach Lentil Recipe

  • May 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Message. I needed to thank you for this good read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of it. I’ve got you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post Dampeer

    • nrdubey
      June 7, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thank you William

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