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.
I love adding spinach to my Dhals, it adds great nutritional benefits to the dish. Your recipe sounds lovely and tasty.
My favorite comfort food is dal palak with chapatis. Nothing can beat this combination.
Very comfort for a sunny day.. Greenies and Dhal are always a hit in taste..
This is one of my favorite dal -- it is a comforting and delicious dish. Good thing is it can be served with rice or roti.
Love this curry with hot rice.. delicious.
Palak and dal are my favourite combo. Love to have it at least once in twice a week with hot plain rice and ghee. Tempting !
I too make the same way. Lovely presentation. Anyone will have it without much fuss if this dal is presented this way. I love it with hot rice and ghee. Yumm.
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
This is one of my favorite dal dishes but I make with chana dal... must try with moong... yours looks really thick...
Dal Palak and Jeera Rice or Plain Steamed Rice would be an absolute comfort food. I make these regularly at home and it is loved by husband a lot. During winters, we just have this as a soup option, as its extremely tasty and filling. Loved your recipe.
Simply love dal palak. It is one of the best comfort food and perfect to have with a bowl of piping hot steamed rice
Palak dal is made at least once a week in my kitchen. Good one
My favourite preparation.. Love it with plain rice and fried papads.
My favorite dal combo: dal and palak! Love all the flavors and spices you have put into it!
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
I always make spinach this way... Perfect with steamed Rice.. Love this..
Healthy dal palak, my kind of dal. Comforting and healthy dal to enjoy without any fuss.