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December 19, 2011

Dal Palak Recipe

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I tried this recipe from Mrs. Mallika badrinath’s kurma book. It’s a nice combination for roti.I made slight changes in the actual recipe according to our taste buds.I googled so many recipes before trying this one but i found most of the recipes used toor dal / moong dal . I used masoor dal as mentioned in the cookbook.Lets see how to make Dal palak with masoor dal.
dal palak

INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • Masoor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Palak / Pasalai keerai – 2 bunches  (hope u all the know the size we get in india) (roughly 2-3 cups after chopping)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt and water – As needed,
To grind
  • Green chilly – 2 –3 nos
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
To temper
  • Cinnamon – 1 small piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Methi seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no (pinched into two)
  • Garlic cloves – 5 nos (chopped finely)
  • Big onion – 1 no (chopped)
  • Tomato – 2 nos (-do-)
  • Curry leaves – a few
METHOD
  • Pressure cook masoor dal and palak with turmeric powder for 2 –3 whistles. The dal should be mushy.
  • Grind the ingredients given under “grind” to make a smooth paste by adding required water.
  • Now heat a kadai and temper all the items given above in the same order.
  • Add onions and tomatoes and saute till tomato turns mushy.
  • Add the ground masala and saute well for few mins.
  • Then add the cooked masoor dal & palak mixture and add the required water .
  • Allow it to boil well for few minutes.
Serve with roti.!!
Note: If u want to serve this for rice , just omit the cinnamon & cloves and try the same.



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32 comments :

  1. What a lovely looking dal..Ultimate Comfort food:-)

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  2. Healthy and yummy dal,looks very delicious.

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  3. Healthy and super comforting dal..

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  4. this is a regular dish for our winter table. nutritous and delicious.

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  5. Super delicious comfort food, I love your kitchen clinic kudos to your efforts.

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  7. My favorite comfort food...love it

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  8. lovely dal and nice explanation on the benefits of dal

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  9. Looks delicious n healthy..nice recipe dear :)

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  10. I haven't used masoor dhal with spinach, the keerai should be a nice gravy for rice too!

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  11. I could just have this as soup, healthy dal, looks great!

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  12. Nice dal and i really enjoyed reading about the masoor dal.

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  13. Very nice recipe,Would love to try this one...healthy as well as yummy

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  14. Healthy and real yumm.Luv this dhal palak

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  15. a perfect side dish for any kind of rots:)

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  16. Healthy and comforting dal..yum

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  17. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  19. Lovely presentation. Looks flavourful and delicious

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  20. Healthy, hearty daal...well presented ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. Healthy n delicious curry perfect with hot rice n rotis...

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  22. thank you for your comment chitra.. your blog is very nice.. especially the kitchen clinic is very nice.. i like dal soup and yours is tempting :)

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  23. i love dal.. the palak makes it all the more appetising. i liked the extra health pointers u have written in the end.. very informative

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