Spinach Dal/ Palak Dal

It is a healthy dish, it is prepared using Toor Dal and Spinach as a main ingredient. It doesn’t take much of your time to prepare. Also i didn’t add onion and garlic in this dish. So when you taste it with a hot white rice or chapathi you can feel the dal and spinach blend together and made a magic in your plate.

Here in the photo i did Spinach dal with rice as a main dish and papad,beetroot as a side.First let me explain how to do Spinach dal step by step.


Toor dal : 1 cup (Pressure cook the dal with some salt and turmeric powder until the lentils cooked)

Spinach : Wash it and Chop it finely

Green chili :1 slit it in the middle

Cumin : half a tsp

Ginger : 1 inch chopped finely

Chili powder : half a tsp

Oil/Ghee :  1 tsp

Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp

Hing : a pinch

Salt: To taste


  1. Pressure cook a cup of dal with 2 cups of water and cook it for 5 mins or more, until the lentils become soft.
  2. In a medium heated pan, add some oil/ghee, Once it got heated fry the cumin, then put ginger after some minutes add green chili. cook it for few mins.
  3. Then add the washed and chopped spinach. Cook it until the spinach stop releasing water in a medium flame.Cook it for some 5 mins.
  4. Then add hing, red chili powder ,turmeric powder, needed salt and cook it for 3 mins until the raw aroma of the spice powder goes away.
  5. Now add the cooked dal in the pan and mix it. Give it a stir and close the lid and cook it for 5-7 mins.
  6. That’s it 🙂 YUMMY and HEALTHY spinach dal  in your plate.
  7. Serve it hot with rice or chapathi.

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