Palak Dal Recipe | HungryForever


Dal Palak is a very popular North Indian recipe made with lentils and spinach. Also called as Spinach Dal, this dal recipe is nutritious and healthy.


PREP&COOK TIME : 30 mins.

  1. Wash the lentils and put in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder. Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 minutes or till the dal become soft and mushy.
  2. Mash the dal and keep aside.
  3. In a pan, heat ghee. Fry the cumin and then add the chopped ginger and fry for a minute.
  4. Now add the chopped chili and fry for a minute.
  5. Now add the chopped spinach. Add red chili powder and asafetida.
  6. Sauté for 7-8 minute till the spinach becomes soft and stops releasing water on a medium flame.
  7. Mix the mashed lentils with the spinach.
  8. Add around ½ to 1 cup water depending on how thick or thin you want the dal to be.
  9. Finally add salt and simmer the palak dal for 6-7 minutes.
  10. Serve hot with rice and a side vegetable dish or salad or raita.



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