Palak methi dal (spinach fenugreek lentil)

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1 cup toor dal

1 cup chopped palak (spinach)

1 cup chopped fresh methi leaves(fenugreek leaves)

1/2 cup choped onions

3/4 cup chopped tomatoes

1 teaspoon grated ginger garlic

1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1-2 green chilli slit

1 tablespoon oil

pinch of sugar

salt to taste

For tempering:

1 teaspoon ghee/ olive oil for vegans

1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds

a pinch of hing


  • Wash dal nicely n add 3 cups of water n keep it a side.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker ,add onions,grated ginger garlic, green chilli, turmeric powder and fry till onion become translucent.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till it become soft. Add all masala and fry for a minute, add all greens(spinach,methi leaves) and fry for one more minute.
  • Add dal with water n close the lid ,let it cooker with pressure for 3 wistles n 3 more minutes.
  • Once the pressure of the cooker reduces open the lid n again boil it in medium flame ,check the consistency if you need add little water according ur choice.
  • Now prepare the tempering by heating 1 teaspoon ghee in a pan n add cummin seeds and hing .
  • Once cummin seeds splutter add this tempering to the dal and stir nicely ,let it boil for one more minutes and then take the cooker off the flame
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro n serve hot with rice or rotis.


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