Dal Palak
Dal Palak
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 25, 2014

Dal Palak is a tasty and healthy side dish from North Indian cuisine.

Spinach is healthy and packed with all nutrients. When lentils and greens merge, it forms a delicious and comfort food. This is a North Indian dish and  usually served as an accompaniment with  chapati or nan.

 

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The other spinach accompaniments  that you can make easily are Kafuli and the most loved Alu Palak.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled tur dal
  • 2 bunch of spinach
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • half inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt  to taste

Method:

  • Blanch spinach and keep aside
  • When cool, grind to a paste along with green chilly, ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
  • Take oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds, let them splutter.  Then, put  the onions. Saute till pale in colour. Now, add the spinach puree and let cook for sometime. After two minutes, put the cooked dal and  salt. Allow to simmer on a low flame.
  • Dal Palak is  ready to serve. It makes an ideal accompaniment with rice also.

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Dal Palak

Dal Palak is a healthy, tasty and comfort food. It pairs well with any kind of flat bread and steamed rice.
Course dinner ideas, lunch ideas
Cuisine north indian
Keyword dal variety, how to make dal palak, recipes with spinach, tasty cooking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiled tur dal
  • 2 bunch of spinach
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • half inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Blanch spinach and keep aside
  2. When cool, grind to a paste along with green chilly, ginger and garlic. Keep aside.
  3. Take oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds, let them splutter.  Then, put  the onions. Saute till pale in colour. Now, add the spinach puree and let cook for sometime. After two minutes, put the cooked dal and  salt. Allow to simmer on a low flame.
  4. Dal Palak is  ready to serve. It makes an ideal accompaniment with rice also.

Recipe Notes

f you need it spicy, put one more green chilly.

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28 Comments

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Vani

      Reply
      • Archana

        Wow I like the idea of adding spinach puree to dal. It definitely will keep the kids from picking it out of the dal. 😀

        Reply
  1. Anu Nagaraja

    delicious , nutritious ! the green goodness is soo inviting!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Anu

      Reply
  2. Shubha

    Yum!! Delicious green delight!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Subha

      Reply
  3. Malini

    Very healthy recipe. I like dal and palak, But I prepare slightly in a different way. This recipe sounds delicious.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Malini, glad you liked it.

      Reply
  4. mayurisjikoni

    That’s a different kind of dal, adding spinach puree to it. Looks delicious.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Mayuri, do give a try, I am sure you will like it.

      Reply
  5. Sandhya

    Jayashree I really like this recipe with the dal in it- makes it so hearty and flavorful. Will try it for sure.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks Sandhya, shall wait for your feedback.

      Reply
  6. Shobha Keshwani

    The healthiest combo.. Love this sabzi.. I make with a lot of variations to it.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Good to know that Shobha, thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  7. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Delicious and healthy…and a good way to feed palak to the kids.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      You are right, thanks for the visit Renu.

      Reply
  8. Jolly

    So much flavourful and delicious dal, I used to make it also but in a different way but yours recipe jaya sounds yumm!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jolly

      Reply
  9. Vidya Narayan

    Give me a bowl of Dal Palak and I am a happy soul. This is my dinner option atleast once a week and I love how filling and healthy it is. Great and healthy share.

    Reply
  10. marianasir1973

    I love dal palak . Yours has this gorgeous green colour, mine never turns out this pretty!

    Reply
  11. poonampagar

    We love dal palak and your recipe of adding palak puree to the dal sounds interesting..will give it a try soon

    Reply
  12. Lathiya

    I used to add chopped palak in Dal palak..never used puree…looks delicious

    Reply
  13. code2cook

    palak dal taste great with rice. Though its new way to make it with spinach puree. Great share.

    Reply
  14. Jagruti

    We all love spinach in my house so I will definitely have to try out this recipe with my family!

    Reply
  15. sapna

    I love my dal palak with hot ghee smeared roti. So simple and yet delicious.

    Reply
  16. Preethi Prasad

    Delicious and nutritious recipe. Love the green colour. Best way to incorporate greens in our diet.

    Reply
  17. sizzlingtastebuds

    Using Toor Dal in dal palak is new to me.. We usually make it with moong dal. Loved the deep green colour here..

    Reply

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