Tasty muga dali palanga recipe /spinach dal

Main Dish
3 servings
15 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 3
Spinach - 1 libra (or a bunch)

Green gram dal (Muga dali) - 1/2 cup

Garlic - 2 cloves

Onion - 1/2

Green chili - 2

Tomato - 2

Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon

Hing - a pinch

Sambar powder - 1/2 to 1 spoon

Mustard seeds and Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon

Salt and Oil - As required


  • Cut Onion, Tomatoes and Green chilies into small pieces. Boil Water in a pan. Add Hing, Turmeric powder and Green gram dal into pan.
  • Cook the dal till it turns into soft and can be smashed easily. You can also cook this dal in pressure cooker. Keep this aside.
  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and Urad dal into the pan. Once it splutters add Green chilies, Garlic and fry till it turns into light brown color.
  • Add Onion and fry till it turns into golden brown color. Then add Tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft.
  • Add Sambar powder, Salt and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add Spinach and fry till the leaves are wilted and mash it with the spatula.
  • Then add cooked Dal and a cup of water. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
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