12 March, 2016
Palak Dal/Spinach Lentil 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
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
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.
Rinse 1/2 cup of dal with water 2-3 time
Add salt and turmeric
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
Let cooker settles down on it own, dal is ready keep it aside
Heat ghee in a pan
Add cumin and mustard
Add sliced onion and chopped green chili
Add grated garlic, stir for 3-4 seconds
Add hing and red chili powder, stir once
Add sliced tomato and salt
Saute till tomato gets little soft
Put lid so that spinach will be turn soft fastly, cook for a minute over low flame
After removing lid
Add cooked dal and 1/2 to 1 cup of water, stir
Bring it to boil and simmer the flame, cook for a minute and stir in between
Add chopped coriander leaves , stir and turn off the flame
Palak dal is ready