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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dal Palak - Spinach Moong dhal

This is a very simple dhal, I make almost once a week. I use frozen spinach (too lazy to clean the fresh one). It tastes absolutely delicious when served with warm rice and ghee. Fried potato makes a great combination for this. This dhal can be served with roti too.

Moong dhal                      - 1/2 cup  
Spinach(frozen&chopped) - 1 cup
Tomato                           - 1 no.
Garlic                              - 5-6 cloves
Oil                                  - 2 teaspoon
Chopped Onion                - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds                     - 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds                   - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida                        - a pinch
turmeric powder               - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder                    - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste.

  1. In pressure cooker, cook moong dal with tomato and garlic.
  2. In microwave, cook spinach for 5 minutes.
  3. Then in sauce pan, add oil and then mustard seeds & cumin seeds, once they splutter add onions.Cook till the onion turns golden brown.
  4. Then add asafoetida, turmeric powder, chillipowder cook till raw smell is gone.
  5. Then add spinach and cook for 2-3 min.
  6. Then add cooked moong dhal to this. Add water as per the required consistency. Then simmer for 10- 15 min in low flame.
  7. Dhal is ready.


  1. we eat this fairly often too!its yummy...love the pic.

  2. looking great n iam sure i tastes best.my fav too...

  3. Healthy n Nutritious curry, looks delicious n perfect with rotis or jeera rice...

  4. Yummy spinach dal Divya, this is one of my quick fix curry option too :-)
    Thanks for the visit n follow at my space. Glad to follow you too, tc...

  5. Hey Divya, Google Connect is giving me errors to connect with. Will come back later n check again..

    1. Sorry Prathibha.. No idea what went wrong in Google connect.. Sure.. Pls come back..

  6. Wow that was healthy n yummy... Do visit mine when u get time...

  7. healthy and tasty
    1st time here do visit my site

  8. made this for our Blog Hop next week - it came out so delicious...great recipe!


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