Monday, May 9, 2011

Dal Palak ( Lentils with Spinach)

I am so thankful that everyone in our family loves Spinach! This dal is a staple in our house. Its very quick and simple to make and nutritious too.

Here is how I make it: Cook 1.5 cups tuvar dal with 1 bunch washed and chopped spinach in a pressure cooker. Then it lightly. In a pan heat 3 tsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp red chilly powder and 7-8 cloves of crushed garlic. Add 1/2 chopped onion and 1 chopped tomato. Cover and cook till onion and tomato is soft ie approx 4-5 mins. Pour the lightly mashed dal and spinach in the pan. Boil for 3-4 mins. Add 1 tsp garam masala and salt to taste. Add 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.
I am sending this to Kannada Cuisine's MLLA #35 originally started by Susan and Veggie Platter's CWF: Toor Dal/Pigeon Peas originally started by Kiran and Rasoi's Veggie/Fruit a month: Spinach originally started by Priya.

30 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks perfect Rupali. Love palak in almost anything including rotis.. lol :)

Nandini said...

The hot piping dal looks ready to be devoured! Yummy!

Chaitanya said...

yummy ... and healthy ... good with rice and rotis too.
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divya said...

Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

Shanavi said...

A comforting dish R, Very filling too

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and yummy
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Sobha Shyam said...

Healthy and tasty dal..glad to follow u :)

aipi said...

Love this dal with almost everything :))
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Biny Anoop said...

love it with rice...always tastes gud

Kurinji said...

Healthy and yummy dal.
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Prathibha said...

I make this regularly...looks nice..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

yummy n tempting ....
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Vardhini said...

Healthy and delicious. Love spinach.

Vardhini
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Hari Chandana said...

Simple and delicious dal.. looks gr8 !!
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jeyashrisuresh said...

never tried dal and spinach in this style. very simple and comforting one

Priya said...

Simply inviting and comforting dal..

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & comforting!!
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Rachana said...

Love this dal, infact i am having it right now :-)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Staple dish at our home.. always comforting..
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the foodie said...

Easy but comforting bowl of daal..love this with spinach.

Suja said...

Delicious and healthy dal,real comfort food.

Plateful said...

That's comfort food for me--dal+ palak!

Authenticoriyafood said...

Simple & wholesome...this one is a staple at my home!!!! Love ur version!!

R said...

Priya YM, nandini, chaitanya, divya, shanavi, southindianhome, sobha shyam, aipi, biny anoop, kurinji, pratibha, sanyukta GB, vardhini, hari chandana, jeyashrisuresh, priya, prathima rao, rachama, kirthi's kitchen, the foodie, suja, plateful, authenticoriyafood: thanks for your appreciative comments!!

Panchpakwan said...

Delicious dal..all time fav:)

R said...

panchpakwan: thank u so much!

Vidhya said...

My favorite dhal.

Suma Gandlur said...

Thank you for sending over such a delicious dal to my event.

Amy said...

looks yummy!! we do cook same with few changes.....would like to share my event with you too,appreciate if participating, and happy to follow you....http://foodssrilanka.blogspot.com/2011/09/love-your-food-dont-waste-it-new-event.html

Devi said...

Yummy dal!