Recipe of Dal Palak | Spinach Dal Curry | Dal Spinach


recipe of dal palak


The recipe of dal palak would come to your mind if you are planning to prepare a side dish that's good on the taste and the health scale. It benefits to know the recipe of dal palak, as this side dish has a good match with ragi mudde, wheat dosa, chapati, rice and many other items.

Bouquets to palak or spinach and dal, both of these make this food delicious and healthy.


Dal palak is also called by such names as spinach dal curry, dal spinach and palak dal.

Food Fact
spinach health benefits
Spinach is rich in vitamin A. One hundred grams of cooked spinach has 524 micro grams of this vitamin.1

Eating food, like spinach, rich in vitamin A is necessary for eye health and can reduce the risk of an age-related eye disease.2

Diet enriched with spinach may reduce the damage caused by a stroke.3

A natural source of vitamin K is spinach. Consumption of food rich in vitamin K is necessary for normal clotting.4

Common ingredients and simple cooking steps place the recipe of dal palak in the class of easy recipes.

What's an item, other than palak and dal, that makes this food tasty? Tomato. It makes the dish slightly sour (how much sour depends on the type of tomato you will use). More importantly, it increases the health value of palak dal.

You can also make the palak dal quite fast. The only step that takes some time is the cooking of the dal and spinach. After this combination is ready, the other steps take only about five minutes.

Eat or serve the dal palak hot, preferably with a teaspoon of home-made ghee.








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Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

1. Palak / spinach / palakura / pasalai leaves, chopped, 2 cups full
2. Toor dal / togari bele / thuvaramparuppul / kandi pappu / tuvar dal 1/4 cup
3. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
4. Hing / asafoetida 1 pinch
5. Jeera / cumin 1/2 teaspoon
6. Onion, chopped, 1
7. Tomato, chopped, 1

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8. Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
9. Dhania powder 1/2 teaspoon
10. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon

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11. Salt to taste

How to make Dal Palak?


1. Select tender palak leaves and stems only.

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Wash thoroughly.

Chop the leaves.

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2. Add toor dal to pressure cooker.

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Wash the dal.

Add about 3/4 cup of water.

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3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil.

Add turmeric.

Add the chopped leaves.

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4. Pressure cook for about 2 whistles or as desired.

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Keep aside till the pressure subsides.

Cooked dal and palak is ready.

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5. Heat the remaining oil.

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6. Add hing. Read Note.

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NOTE
If you are using hing powder, add the hing after you add the jeera, to prevent burning of the hing.
7. Add jeera after a few seconds.

Fry till these become golden brown.

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8. Add onion.

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Fry till the pieces become soft.

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9. Add tomato and a pinch of salt.

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Fry till the tomato becomes soft.

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10. Add chili powder and dhania powder.

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Fry till the oil separates at the edges.
11. Add dal-and-palak mixture and salt.

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TIP
Mash the dal-and-palak mixture to make the curry slightly thick.

Mix.

Cover and simmer when the mixture starts to boil.

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Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

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Mix.

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TIP
If the curry is thick add water, the quantity of which depends on how much watery you want the dal palak to be. Bring to boil.

If the curry is watery, cook for some more time.

Do note that the curry becomes slightly thick as it cools down.
12. Dal palak or spinach dal curry is ready.

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TIPS Recipe of Dal Palak
1. As the dal makes this curry tastier, you may want to increase the dal quantity. Be aware, however, toor dal causes gas in some people.
2. Add lemon juice for a tangy taste. If you are using sour-type tomatoes, do not add the said juice.
3. Use moong dal in lieu of toor dal or use a mixture of both the dals.