Dal Palak Recipe, Spinach Dal Tadka
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Dal palak recipe - Quick and easy recipe of yellow moong dal cooked with spinach and other spices.
  • Moong dal: 1 cup
  • Palak: 1 1/2 cup chopped
  • Tomato: 1/2 cup chopped
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon: 1/2 inch piece
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing): 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves: 2 pieces
  • Lemon : 1 tsp, juice
  • Ginger: 1 tsp paste
  • Green chilies: 1/2 tsp chopped
  • Garlic: 1 1/2 tsp paste
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
  1. Wash the yellow moong dal thoroughly in water and let the get soaked in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Also rinse the spinach / palak in water and cut off the stem part. Chop the spinach into medium size pieces.
  3. In a pressure cooker heat a tablespoon of ghee and let it get melt.
  4. Now as ghee melts add asafoetida (hing), mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon.
  5. Once the mustard seeds starts fluttering add finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies.
  6. Saute ginger garlic till the raw flour is gone for around 20-30 seconds.
  7. Now add chopped tomatoes. Mix well and cook the tomatoes until they become soft.
  8. Let us add remaining spices in dal palak: red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  9. Also season the spinach daal with salt as per your taste.
  10. Squeeze half a lemon juice in tomato gravy.
  11. Now add chopped spinach / palak leaves.
  12. Combine all ingredients and add washed yellow moong dal.
  13. Add water and turn off the lid of pressure cooker. Cook the dal palak in pressure cooker for 10 minutes atleast.
  14. Let the pressure cooker gets cool off before opening the lid.
  15. Dal palak or spinach dal is ready to serve. Serve spinach daal with steamed rice or jeera rice.
Recipe by WeRecipes at https://werecipes.com/dal-palak-recipe-spinach-daal/