Dal Palak



1 Cup mix dals (Soaked in two cups of water for 2 hours).

1 Tomato chopped.

1  Onion chopped.

1 cup chopped Palak leaves.

2-3 Green chillies finely chopped.

5 cloves crushed Garlic.

1 tbsp oil.

1 tsp jeera.

1/2 tsp asafoetida.

1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

Salt to taste.


Pressure cook washed and soaked dal in pressure cooker upto 3-4 whistles.Keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan.Add jeera,asafoetida,crushed garlic,green chillies and turmeric powder.

Add chopped onions and tomatoes.Saute for 2 minutes.

Add chopped palak leaves,mix well,cover and cook till palak is cooked.

Add cooked dal and salt.

Let it come to boil.

Simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve hot with steam rice or Roti.

Tip:If desired palak  dal can be tempered with ghee and red chillies.

I have used mix dal for this recipe,I buy a packet of mixed dal which has all types of dal in it,if you don’t have it,you can mix together 2 tbsp of each type of dal that you have at home,moong dal,chana dal,toovar dal,urad dal,masoor dal,etc.

If not same recipe can be done with only  toovar da l(pigeon pea) also

Happy Cooking !!!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s