Dal Palak(with Moong dal) - Spinach Dal - Palakura pappu

Dal Palak is a delectable & Healthy Dal Recipe made with Fresh Spinach leaves(Palak),dal, crushed Garlic & onions. It  goes well with Rice,Roti,chapathi  Phulkas & Jeera Rice.Spinach is rich in nutrients like Vitamin C and iron, which improves your metabolism helping you burn calories at a faster rate. Spinach is packed with nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and folic acid which are great for your heart.Eating spinach regularly maintains the normal brain functioning as well as slow down the age-related decline in brain function.Now we will learn to make healthy Dal Recipe.

Dal Palak

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 20   minutes.
Recipe Category:Lunch/Tiffin  sides
serves  :   6 . 


Palak - 1 bunch.(medium size)
Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Pearl onions - 15.
Garlic - 5.
Ginger - 1 inch.
Tomatoes -2.
Green chillies - 2.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - As needed.

To temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Hing - Generous Pinch.
oil - As needed.


  • Pressure cook the Moong dal for 3 whistles with turmeric & needed water. Then mash it & keep aside.
  • Crush pearl onions & garlic.
  • Chop palak,tomatoes  and ginger finely.
  • Slit the Green chillies.


  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds.When it splutters add cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds sizzles add   Ginger &  crushed Garlic .

  • When Garlic turns golden brown, add hing give a quick mix.
  • Then add Green chillies  &  crushed  pearl onions.
  •  When onions turns golden brown colour add tomatoes.
  • Add Chilli powder,Turmeric powder & salt. Saute till tomatoes turns mushy.

  • Then add Methi leaves, saute in a high flame for 3 - 4 minutes, then keep the flame to medium.

  •        Leaves oozes water, and it shrinks, leaves gets cooked with that oozed water itself. 

      • when it is cooked,add needed water.(i have added nearly  2 cups of water).
      • Add Mashed moong dal.Mix well.

      • Let it boil for few minutes till it gets thick consistency.
      • Serve with Rice,Roti & chapathi's.


      • Instead of Moongdal, you can use Toor dal also,or equal proportion of both Moongdal & Toor dal.
      • Adding crushed Pearl onions & Garlic gives, nice flavour to dal.
      • As per your need you can adjust the quantity of dal.

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