Spinach and cranberry dal - palak wali dal

Main Dish
4 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
1 cup moong dal/moong lentil

1 bunch fresh spinach chopped

1/4 cup fresh cranberries

1 large tomato chopped

2-3 green chillies slit

1 tbsp freshly grated ginger

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds

pinch of hing

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp cumin - cilantro powder

salt to taste



  • Wash moong dal and pressure cook in about 3-4 cups of water with ginger, salt and turmeric till cooked.Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds.
  • When they splutter add hing. Now add the finely chopped garlic. Fry for about a minute. Add the tomatoes and green chillies. Fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the cranberries. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add the red chili powder and cumin-cilantro powder. Mix it well. Now add the washed and chopped spinach. Mix it well. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat. The spinach will reduce in volume.
  • Next add the cooked dal. Mix well. Adjust the salt. If you think the dal is too thick add a cup of water. Bring it to boil. Thats it. Your Spinach and Cranberry Dal is ready to serve.
  • This dal can be served with rice or any Indian bread of your choice. Can also be served as soup with some garlic bread. Thats how my 3 year old likes it.


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