Palak Dal Restaurant Style | दाल पालक | मूंग दाल पालक होटल जैसे

Palak Dal Restaurant Style | दाल पालक | मूंग दाल पालक होटल जैसे
  • Dal palak is made from cooked lentils and spinach leaves. We have made this yummy dal palak using moong dal/ split green gram.
  • Palak Dal is a very popular North Indian lentil recipe. It has the nutrition from the lentils/ dal as well as spinach/ palak.
  • Dal Palak is easy to make.
  • This dal is very aromatic. It can be had as a soup or had with roti or jeera rice.


  • 1 cup is 250 ml in our recipes
  • 1 cup split green gram/ moong dal
  • 500 grams spinach/ palak
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder while cooking dal and 1/4 tsp while cooking spinach
  • 2 big tomatoes weighing 200 grams together chopped
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion/ 4 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 green chilies chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder/ jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp mango powder
  • for tempering:
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida/ hing
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala


  • Wash the 1 cup of dal well.
  • Drain the dal and transfer to a pressure cooker.
  • Add 3 cups of water
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, salt and 2 chopped tomatoes.
  • Close the pressure cooker and put the lid on.
  • We needed to allow 1 whistle.
  • Wash the half kilo of palak well. Chop fine.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil
  • Add 10 cloves of garlic after chopping
  • saute and when the colour of garlic changes slightly, add the chopped onion.
  • Stir until onions become translucent.
  • Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  • Add the 3 green chillies finely chopped.
  • Stir for a minute.
  • Add chopped spinach
  • Mix well and stir. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes remove the lid and add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp red chilli powder (we used Kashmiri), 1 tbsp coriander powder, 1/2 tbsp cumin powder, 1 tbsp dry mango powder/amchur powder.
  • Mix well and stir.
  • Cover and cook for 2 minutes on a low flame.
  • After 2 minutes, remove the lid and add 3 cups of hot water.
  • Mix well and cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Check the dal in the cooker after the pressure is gone.
  • Add the cooked dal and tomatoes to the spinach that we covered and cooked for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt if needed.
  • Switch off the flame after 1 boil.
  • Now heat 1.5 tbsp of ghee in a small skillet.
  • Add 5 cloves of garlic, 2 red chillies, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp asafoetida/ hing and 1/2 tsp garam masala. Switch off the flame and add this tempering to the dal palak.
  • Serve yummy dal palak with rice/ jeera rice/ rotis.
  • You may want to check another yummy palak and mixed greens sabzi called sai bhaji.
  • See more dal recipes – restaurant style dal fry tadka , dal tadka recipe, dal khichdi, moong dal khichdi, varan or Maharashtrian dal.
  • All the healthy green recipes here


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