Dal palak recipe - spinach with arhar dal

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy
Dal Palak recipe is a great recipe that combines both the goodness of the Arhar lentils as well as spinach leaves. Its tasty as well as healthy too.


Number of serving: 4
1 bunch Spinach

1 cup Arhar Dal 2 broken dry red chillies or 2 green chillies

1 onions finely chopped

2 chopped Tomatoes

1" piece chopped or crushed ginger

3 flakes chopped garlic

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds or 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds1/2 tsp coriander powder


1 tablespoon oil or ghee


  • Wash and soak dal in water for 30 minutes or 45 minutes. Cook the dal in a pressure cooker till 3/4 cooked.
  • In the meantime, clean and chop the spinach leaves.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil or ghee and fry the cumin seeds, chopped onion, ginger and garlic till soft in a pan.
  • Add the tomatoes and the rest of the masala powders. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the boiled dal, chopped spinach and little water. Cook over a low fire till the dal and the spinach leaves becomes soft.
  • You can squeeze lime juice on the dal just before serving. Lime juice gives a nice tang to this spicy dal recipe.




Its a fantastic recipie, my kids loved it.

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