Toor Dal Recipe 4: Palak Dal (Spinach dal)


Preparation time: 10 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes


Toor dal – 1 small glass

Water – 2 and ½ glass

Palak – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – ¼ tbsp

Tomato – 1 Finely chopped

Onion – 1 Finely chopped

Red chilli powder – 1 Tbsp

Coriander powder – ½ Tbsp

Coriander leaves – ¼ Cup

Oil – 1/2 tbsp

Ghee – 1 Tbsp

Jeera – 1 tbsp

Curry Leaves – 5

Salt to Taste


  • Wash Toor dal twice and add it to a Pressure cooker. Add water, turmeric powder, oil and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once dal is cooked. Take out excess of water to a vessel and mash dal completely and add it to same water in the vessel. Mix well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add jeera wait until it crackle. Add Curry leaves, onion fry until it is light brown then add palak fry about 1 minute.
  • Add tomato, red chilli powder, daniya powder and salt cook about 2 minutes and mix this with cooked dal. Let it boil for about 1 minute.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves. Add salt if needed.

Hot Palak dal is ready to serve with Jeera Rice or plain rice.

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