Daal palak (spinach and lentil curry)

Main Dish
2 servings
10 min
45 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Split Bengal Gram (Chana daal): 1/2-1 cup

Spinach: 1 bunch (washed)

Onion: 1 (chopped)

Tomatoes: 1(chopped)

Ginger: a small piece (chopped)

Green chilli: 1(chopped)

Oil: 1-2 tablespoon

Turmeric pwd: 1/2 teaspoon

Salt: to taste

Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves: a few


  • Wash spilt bengal gram thoroughly . Soak in water for 10-15 minutes. Pressure cook it with spinach, salt, turmeric powder and water ( ~2 cups).
  • Take 1 whistle on high flame and cook on sim gas for 10-15 minutes. Turn off the gas.
  • Seasoning/ Tadka:
    Heat oil in pan. Add cumin seeds. Let them splutter. Add onion, ginger, green chilli and cook till onions are translucent on medium flame. Add tomatoes. Cook till done.
  • Add the above seasoning to pressure cooked daal. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Ready to serve with chapati, nan, bread or parantha.

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