Dal Palak

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Dal Palak
Dal Palak

In Indian Cuisine, Dal based curry is the main and important dish to accompany roti or rice. I prepare Dal Palak once in 15 days. Here is the simple version of Dal Palak recipe. This is my father’s recipe. I have already posted Dal Fry when I started my blog, almostthe same way this recipe too. Whenever you are bored of eating the same Palak based recipes, try out this Dal Palak. I usually need a change, so sometimes I prepare this Dal Palak, Methi-Palak Curry (North Karnataka Style) and also Palak Paneer. My daughter lovesPaneer, so sometimes I do recipes with it for her. Palak has calcium in it, whenever I meet doctor, she always suggests to eat leafy vegetables, especially Palak. I had Vitamin-D problem and it tend to leg pain which fret me a lot. Low Vitamin-D means low Calcium. So I started walking and sitting under sun for daily 10 minutes along with more Palak and Milk products consumption. It helped a lot and now I have recovered from leg pain. So at least twice in a month I do Palak based dishes and suggest you too to adapt the same in your menu.

Dal-Palak
Dal-Palak
Dal Palak
Dal Palak

Dal Palak Ingredients:

  • Toor Dal – 1/4 Cup
  • Palak or Spinach -1 bunch or chopped around 2 Cups
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Green Chillies – 2 or 3
  • Curry Leaves
  • Ginger + Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Salt

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

How to Make Dal Palak : 

Dal Palak Vegetables (Onion, Tomatoes and Palak)
Dal Palak Vegetables (Onion, Tomatoes and Palak)
  1. Chop Onions and Tomatoes. Soak Palak in Salt water for 10 minutes and wash it thoroughly 2 or 3 times. Chop and keep these 3 ingredients ready.
  2. Cook Toor dal with sufficient water for 2 to 3 whistles and keep it ready before you start Dal Palak.
  3. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds; once it splutters add Jeera and fry for a minute. Add Curry Leaves. Then add chopped Onion, Turmeric and fry for a minute.
    Dal Palak Preparation
    Dal Palak Preparation
  4. Now add Ginger Garlic paste and fry everything until Onions become translucent. Soon add chopped Tomatoes and cook until it becomes soft. It may take 3 or 4 minutes.
    Dal Palak Preparation
    Dal Palak Preparation
  5. Then add chopped Palak/Spinach to the pan with half cup of water and cook for about 7 minutes in low flame.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 3 more minutes and then add Salt.
    Dal Palak Preparation
    Dal Palak Preparation
  7. Next add cooked Toor Dal and mix everything well. Again cook for 5 minutes and remove from flame.
    Dal Palak
    Dal Palak

Serve Dal Palak with Chapati or with plain Rice.

Tips:

  1. Always cook the Palak in low flame to retain its nutrients and also the colour of the palak does not change (My dietitian’s suggestion).
Dal Palak
Dal Palak
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