Dal palak
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Dal palak

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Time to cook

30 minutes

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Difficulty

Easy

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Serves

2

A nutritious dish made with yellow or pigeon pea lentils (tuvar dal), red lentils (masoor dal), and winter special fresh spinach (palak), is a unique and healthy way of adding spinach and dal to your diet.

A nutritious dish made with yellow or pigeon pea lentils (tuvar dal), red lentils (masoor dal), and winter special fresh spinach (palak), is a unique and healthy way of adding spinach and dal to your diet.

Ingredients

Arhar Dal

0.125 cup

Masoor Dal

0.125 cup

Spinach

1 cup

Picador Chillies

1 chilli

Fresh Ginger

0.5 inch

Cumin Seeds

1 pinch

Asafoetida

0.125 tsp

Turmeric

0.25 tsp

Red Chilli Powder

0.25 tsp

Water

0.5 cup

Water

0.5 cup

Pure Cow Ghee

1.5 tbsp

Salt

0.5 pinch

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

Thoroughly rinse the measured dal and add it to the pressure cooker.

2

Add water, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and close the lid.

3

Pressure cook for 5 whistles over low to medium heat.

4

Let the pressure release naturally. Mash the dal lightly with a ladle and set aside.

Cooking

1

Heat ghee in a pan and simmer to fry the cumin seeds (jeera).

2

When they crackle, add finely chopped ginger and green chilies. Fry for a few seconds, or until ginger's raw aroma is gone.

3

Now add the finely chopped spinach and mix well with the fried spices.

4

On low to medium heat, sauté spinach for a few minutes until the leaves become soft and stop releasing water.

5

Add asafoetida and Kashmiri red chili powder once the spinach leaves have softened.

6

Mix well and sauté for 30 seconds over low heat.

7

Add mashed lentils and salt to taste.

8

Properly mix the softened spinach with the lentils.

9

Depending on how thick or thin you want the dal to be, add water.

10

Stir and let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.

11

Take off the heat and serve.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

8.7

Proteins

Proteins

3.2

Fats

Fats

1.9

Fiber

Fiber

2.5

63

kcal

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