Written by Puja

dal palak

I still remember when I had Dal Palak for the first time in my office canteen. Dal palak used to be served there very often. This dal palak is a simple and easy to make. It’s a combination of toovar/arhar dal as well as spinach/palak . It goes well with roti and rice.


  • Palak/spinach-1 cup (chopped)
  • Moong dal-3/4 cup
  • Onion-2 (chopped)
  • Tomato-4(chopped)
  • Green chilies-3 to 4(slit lengthwise)
  • Oil/ghee-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick-2
  • Cloves-4
  • Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Lemon juice-1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves-to garnish


  1. Wash the moong dal and cook with enough water in a pressure cooker or in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook dal on a medium flame, until the dal is cooked and tender.
  3. Wash the spinach and chop it finely.
  4. Heat oil/ghee in a pan add cumin seeds, cinnamon and cloves. Fry for a minute.
  5. Then add onion,turmeric powder and green chilies and fry.
  6. Once the onions are fried, add the ginger garlic paste and stir.
  7. Now add tomatoes and salt and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  8. Add the chopped spinach and mix well.
  9. Let it cook until the spinach is tender.
  10. Now add the cooked dal and add some water to bring the dal to the required consistency.
  11. Let it boil and then simmer for about 10 mins.
  12. Turn off the flame and add some lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
  13. Serve hot with roti or rice.


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