Traditional Indian Recipes


Palak (spinach) is a good calcium and iron content green leaf vegetable and dal is a protein rich food. Thus, this recipe is a combination of both palak and masoor dal is highly nutritious.
Palak dal recipe is usually made with tuvar dal, moong dal and masoor dal. Each type of dal has its own unique taste and flavour.
In this recipe we used the combination of both palak (spinach) and masoor dal/pink lentil which has a different taste and flavour.palak masoor dal (8)

Masoor dal/pink lentil      1 cup
Palak/Spinach                      2 cups
Turmeric powder                ¼ tsp

To Grind:

Green chillies                       8
Garlic                                      10-12
Onion                                      1
Jeera/cumin seeds           ¼ tsp

For Seasoning:

Oil                                           2 tbsp
Mustard seeds                   ½ tsp
Cumin seeds                       ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder            ¼ tsp
Curry leaves                      1 strand

For Garnishing:

Coconut oil/ghee             1 tsp

Procedure for Palak Masoor Dal recipe:

1.Rinse the dal and pressure cook the dal with turermic powder and             water until 2 whistles.When cool mash the dal.palak masoor dal (2)

2.Wash palak leaves, chop finely and keep aside.palak masoor dal (1)
3.Grind to a coarse paste green chillies, garlic, onion and cumin seeds.
4.In a pan or kadai heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when         seeds splutter.
5.Add curry leaves and grinded paste, saute it still the raw smell                   disappears and a nice aroma comes, add turmeric powder and salt,            saute for 5 minutes on low flame.palak masoor dal (3)
6.Add chopped palak and stir fry for 5 minutes on low flame stirring              occasionally.palak masoor dal (4)
7.Add the mashed dal to palak and stir for a minute. If you want very          thick dal you can stop at this stage and garnish the palak masoor dal        recipe either with coconut oil or ghee.palak masoor dal (6)
8.If you want a creamy smooth palak masoor dal recipe add water to           the dal and boil it.
9.The quantity of water will depend on how much thick or thin you                want the palak masoor dal recipe to be.
10.Bring it to boil by simming it for 2-3 minutes off the stove.palak masoor dal (7)
11.Garnish with coconut oil/ghee.

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