Dal Palak-Palak dal-Spinach Dal

dal palak

Preparation time-30 minutes


  • Yellow lentil (toor/arhar dal)-150 gm
  • Chopped spinach (washed)-150 gm
  • Green chilli (slit)-1
  • Chopped garlic-8 to 10 cloves
  • Chopped ginger-1 inch
  • Chopped onion-2 (medium)
  • Chopped tomato-2 (medium)
  • Asafoetida (hing)-2 pinch
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick-1 inch
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Turn on the flame, heat a pressure cooker pan.
  • Add cooking oil and let the oil heat.
  • Add  asafoetida, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cumin seeds and fry it for few seconds.
  • Add green chilli, garlic and ginger and fry it for 1/2 minute on medium flame.
  • Add chopped onion, Fry the onions till it turns soft .
  • Add chopped tomato, Fry the tomato for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add chopped spinach, cook the spinach on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and Mix it.
  • Add washed lentil, Mix it, fry the lentil (dal) for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 glass of water and salt, stir it.
  • Add garam masala powder, Stir it.
  • Close the lid and boil it for 3 whistle on medium flame.
  • After 3 whistle, turn off the flame and let the pressure cooker cool down.
  • Open the cooker, stir it well.
  • Ready to serve.

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