Lehsooni Palak Dal

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Simple dal preparation with the addition of fresh spinach leaves. This simple and easy spinach dal is healthy, wholesome and packed with protein and fiber. Among all, spinach dal or dal palak is everyone's favorite.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty
Servings 3


  • 1 cup Tuvar Dal or arhar arhar dal
  • 500 gm Spinach chopped, or palak palak
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tomato
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Refined Oil or ghee ghee or
  • 5 pods Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida or hing hing
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder


  • Wash and strain the dal nicely before use. In a pressure cooker, add dal, chopped spinach, choped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, salt and enough water to cook dal. Pressure cook till the dal gets cooked properly.
  • This may take 5-6 whistles or 10 - 15 mins approx. Once the dal is done, stir it well with a ladle so that the dal gets dissolved nicely. Transfer it into a bowl and keep aside.
  • For the tempering, take a pan and heat ghee or oil whatever you prefer. Add hing. mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Now add finely chopped garlic generously with little red chili powder. The chili powder will give a nice red color to the oil. Fry everything till the garlic turns golden in color.
  • Pour the tempering in the center of the dal and close the lid immediately so that the flavor gets infused well inside.
  • If you want you can garnish it more with some chopped coriander, it's personal choice. I didn't do that because i didn't wanted the coriander flavor to over powder the flavor of spinach.
  • Serve hot with tandoori rotis with ghee and zeera rice!
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Saba Shaikh
Saba Shaikh

hello Foodies, I m Saba Firoz Shaikh from mumbai and I'm homechef, I love to eat everything. I m here to share awesome recipes with u all.

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