Andhra-style moong dal palak / spinach and lentil curry recipe

Main Dish
2 servings
30 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Spinach - 1/2 a bunch - cut and washed

Moong Dal - 1/2 cup

Onion - 1 medium sized

Tomato - 1 medium sized

Red Chillies - 2 to 3 dried

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

Garlic cloves - around 2

Oil/butter to saute

Salt to taste


  • Splutter mustard seeds in little oil, saute garlic, jeera, chilliesand turmeric powder.
  • Add the onions, saute until golden brown, then the tomatoes if adding.
  • Boil moong dal separately and add to this mixture or you can soak the dal for an hour and add it to the pan with water, let it cook.
  • Now add the spinach and salt, close with a lid and let it cook. You may let it become thick if using as a side dish or leave the dal a bit liquidy if eating with rice.


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