Before marriage I have not tasted spinach/palak in dal/lentil. Used only in parathas/flatbreads. Since the time I started blogging loads of ideas generated, checked fellow blogger friends and finally tried it. My mother-in-law makes it with chana dal and black dal, it is called satpaitha. This was the first time I cooked it with tuar dal. But came out very well. You can make it with moong dal as well.
|dal palak | spinach with yellow lentil|
Ingredients: Sufficient for two people
1bunch spinach leaves
1 cups Tuar dal
1 medium size tomato
5-6 curry leaves
1.5tsp tamarind paste
3.5 cups of water
2 red chili
½ cumin seeds
½ mustard seeds
4 cups water
5-6 garlic pods
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
salt as per taste
oil/ghee to fry
Method: Wash the spinach leaves and chop finely. In a cooker add tad/tuar lentil and spinach with water. You can adjust water ass per your consistency. To this add tomatos, curry leaves, tamarind paste and turmeric. Get 2-3 whistle and off the burner.
On the other side you can prepare your tempering. Heat the pan and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red dry chilies and grated ginger. Fry them till they become golden brown. To this add salt as per taste and red chili powder. Fry it for another two minutes. Add boiled dal and cook it for another minute.
Add lemon juice and cook this for 1-2 min. Use water if required. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with chapati or rice.
health bhi taste bhi!
Dal Palak is my favourite one. I love it with plain rice or bhakri. I liked the way you garnished with onion rings and tomato pieces. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Bhavana
Seema Doraiswamy Sriram
Such a comforting recipe, yummy.
One of my favourite dals and I usually order this in restaurants. Healthy and delicious!
Adding Paalak to any Dals is a great way to increase the nutritional value, its my favorite too.
One of my comfort dish..easy to make,,yet healthy
I love adding spinach to most of my dals to make it taste different from the usual fare. I add it to masoor, moong and tuvar dal. Love the presentation.
This is a tasty dal. I often make it. Healthy too, can be had with both roti and rice.
a recipe that is loved by many... adding palak makes it very nourishing.
One of our favourite daal and regular in my kitchen, so healthy and delicious!