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DAAL PALAK (Lentils with Spinach)

DAAL PALAK (Lentils with Spinach)


This is a simple vegetarian dish, which is also comforting and healthy at the same time.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 40


Serves 2

  • Toor daal 1/2 cups

  • Fresh Spinach-washed ,drained and chopped thin 1 sprig

  • onion 2 nos

  • Garlic Cloves 2-3 nos

  • Green Chilly 2 nos

  • Freshly grated coconut 1/2 cups

  • Seasoning - mustard 1 tsp

  • dried red chilly 2-3 nos

  • curry leaves 1 sprig


  • 01

    Grated coconut are to be ground with a pinch of cumin, half tsp turmeric powder and one garlic clove and keep this aside .

  • 02

    Wash the daal/lentils, add salt & adequate water and cook in pressure cooker with sliced onion n garlic.

  • 03

    When cooked well, add the chopped spinach and green chilly. Cook for a few minutes. Now add the ground coconut. Stir continuously, do not let it boil or overcook.

  • 04

    Add salt to taste. (Some people add a pinch of chilly powder too - it is optional).

  • 05

    When done, proceed to the seasoning. In a pan, splutter mustard in hot oil, add onion, dried chilly pieces and curry leaves. When crispy, add to the curry.

  • 06

    This curry goes well with rice, roti etc. You can use moong daal (green gram daal) as an alternate to toor daal.



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