Palak Dal…Spinach and Lentil Curry

Here is a protein pack recipe of Palak dal an amazing combination of lentils and spinach is just simply delicious to have it with plain steam rice.


  • Spinach – 1 cup chopped
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Moong dal – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • green chilly chopped – 2
  • ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • salt as required
  • onions and tomato finely chopped – 1/2 cup
  • Mustard and cumin 1 tsp
  • asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
  • dry red whole chilly
  • curry leaves – 9 to 10


  1. Add 1 cup moong daal and 3 cups of water a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook it for 10 minutes.
  2. Take 2 tsp oil in a pan
  3. When the oil is heated enough add mustard , cumin , curry leaves,asafoetida, red chilly and cook for 1 min.
  4. add chopped green chilly and onion and cook for 2 mins.
  5. add tamotoes ,garam masala, ginger garlic paste and cook for another 1 minute.
  6. add the boiled moong daal and spinach in to the tempering and mix well, cook for 2 minutes.

Serve it hot with steamed rice.

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