Spinach Dal

28 Mar



Spinach/ palakura/ palak 1/2bunch(15-20 leaves)
Toor dal/ kandi pappu 1cup
Tomatoes 2
Green chillies 4
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Broken red chillies 2-4
Oil 1tsp

Method of preparation:

Pour 2 and half cups of water and cook the washed dal for 2-3whistles in pressure cooker.
Wash spinach leaves and cook them along with chopped tomatoes. You can cook them in same cooker but in a different vessel.

In a vessel, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, halfed green chillies. Now add the cooked dal, spinach leaves and tomatoes. Cook for 5-10min according to you dal preferences. Finally add salt and serve with hot rice and fried dried chillies or with chapatis.

I like my dal to be a bit broken but visible. You can cook for more time or mash it if you like. You can even add tamarind while cooking the dal.
Some variations include onions, but i was used to without them.


3 Responses to “Spinach Dal”

  1. asha March 28, 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    Very simple but delicious dal Anu.Looks great and I like the photo too.

    Made some changes in my blog! ;D

  2. lubna July 28, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    in indian food i like one thing u always use only 1 or 2 tsp oil, but in pakistani food we use minimum half of a cup for 4 servings.

    • anusharaji July 28, 2009 at 8:27 am #

      1 tsp is what i feel is good enough for frying talimpu but there are people who use a tbsp here.

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