Thursday, 25 September 2014

Dal Palak - Spinach Dal Curry

Dal Palak - Spinach Dal Curry 

A bowl of Dal and Rice can be more satisfying than anything in this world. I  usually like to add some Spinach, Bottle Gourd, Ridge Gourd etc. So this recipe is Dal Palak which is a very famous Dish.


Spinach - 1 Bunch (Washed and Chopped)
Garlic Pods - 3 Nos (Chopped)
Channa Dal - 1/2 Cup (Washed and Soaked for at least 30 minutes)
Onion - 1 (Medium, finely Chopped)
Chilly Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 1 Teaspoon
Ghee - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)


  • Wash and cook the Gram Dal with enough water for 6 whistles or till done
  • Let the pressure come down on its own.
  • Meanwhile, heat a teaspoon of oil in a kadai and add onion and saute.
  • After a minute add the Garlic pods and saute.
  • Cook till the onion is done.
  • Then add the chopped Palak and saute and cook till it is cooked.
  • Now also add the Chilly Powder and salt and saute.
  • Now add the cooked Gram Dal along with the water.
  • Allow it ti simmer on low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  • Dont cover and cook as Greens should never be covered and cooked.
  • After everything comes together, switch of the flame and add a spoon of Ghee if required and serve. 


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