26 November, 2006

Dhal Palak

Weekend lunch... And this time I went for very light and healthy food, Dhal Palak. It took me 15 minutes to prepare this wonderful dish. There is no grinding or cooking for long time. Everything is quick and fast. I served it with Rooma's Jhatpat Aloo Paratas. So this very easy and delicious recipe i'm passing to my buddy Pooja for her vegetable of the week:) Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did:)

Quick And Fast Dhal Palak

2 bunches of Palak/Spinach
1/2 cup Masoor Dal/Red Lentils
2 medium Onion, chopped finely
2 large Tomatoes, sliced thinly
1 inch Ginger, chopped finely
1 tsp Jerra/Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Garam Masala
3 Green Chillies, sliced
Salt and Sugar to taste
1 tbsp Oil

Dhal Palak

Cut Palak finely and cook with little water.
Cook Dal with little turmeric powder in pressure cooker.
Heat oil in a pan and season with jeera.
When it splutters add onions and fry till golden brown.
To this add chopped ginger and sliced chilli and fry for a minute.
Now add sliced tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add cooked palak and dal and pour enough water, salt, sugar, garam masala and turmeric powder.
Boil for few minutes and then add lemon juice just before removing it from flame.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/chapati/roties.

Dhal Palak

You can use fenugreek leaves instead of palak.
While seasoning add few red chillies, garlic and fenugreek seeds.

Final Verdict:
It turned out to be big hit with my hubby. This was the first time I cooked Dhal Palak and my hubby insists that it should be in our weekend menu for atleast once a month:)

Dhal Palak served with Rooma's Quick Aloo Parata
Thanks Rooma for your wonderful recipe of Jhatpat Aloo Paratas. It was delicious and we enjoyed it a lot:)


  1. Hi, A cool and nutritional dish. Tks for sharing. Viji

  2. Hey, got to see two different versions of dal palak on the same day! Yours and Lakshmi's from myrasoi.

  3. hi viji,
    yup its very nutritious dish... and tastes equally good:)

    hi sups:)
    yeah... i just checked her blog:) its almost similar... give it a try sometime when u dont have much time for cooking

  4. Hi Sia, Love your blog. The recipes are good and the pics are great. Need to ask you a few things but could not find your email id anywhere. Would you please mail me. My ID is anupama.puranik@yahoo.co.uk Sorry for the trouble.

  5. mmmm... what a hearty meal! Your daal palak looks real good! And a perfect entry for our blogger buddy-Pooja.


  6. hi anupama,
    thanks for stopping by...and also for ur compliments:)

    hi trupti,
    last minute thought of making it as it takes very less preparation and cooking time... turnedout gr8:)

  7. Dear Supriya,

    Its so nice of you that you get time for this entry out of your busy schedule there, i hae no words to appreciate your effort.
    Well, going to show this along with your link there on my blog by the time of today evening, had been little busy right now.
    thank you buddy .
    such a nice contribution*) .
    I wish , I could atleast taste this yummy dish. Thanks buddy.
    Stay tuned

  8. hi pooja:)
    it was my pleasure to cook dhal palak for ur veggie of the week event:) and also we enjoyed a lot eating this:) turned out very yummy and my hubby loved it a lot:)
    cant wait to see what all u r gonna comeup with palak and methi:)
    good luck to u and keep in touch

  9. Hey Supriya,I make dal palak with toor dal.My parents say that red lentils(masoor) is not good for joints, and we never use it.But yours looks so good!

  10. My pleasure dear...... Its a great feeling when someone appreciates your work. :) I am happy you liked it. :)

  11. hi vini,
    even we dont cook much of red lentis but yesterday as i was in a hurry i used red lentils. i didn't know that its bad for joints. thanks for letting me know:)

    hi rooma:)
    as i said b4 paratas were great and guess what i was too lazy to roll them... so just used a heavy vessel to flatten them;) he he he... but it came quite well:)

  12. Hi Supriya,

    Excellent and nutritional dish.I like to thank pooja also for announcing as this week veg as spinach/fenugreek leaves.

    I even going to present moong dal with fenugreek leaves.

  13. hi usha:)
    methi and moong... my god what a deadly combo... my mouth is watering... i loe green veggies and u r tempting me so much...
    happy blogging girl:)

  14. Love Dal Palak. I do the same with other green leafy things too

  15. hey suppu ...nice pix again as usual ...and finally i got your kitchen king masala (MDH brand) and i even used it to make my baked eggplant ...god this masala issss good i must say ...

  16. hi sandeepa,
    yup any leafy veg tastes great isn't it?

    hi seemu:)
    goos u got hold of kitchen kind masala... its my amma's secret weapon;) just 1 tsp will enhance the flavour and taste...

  17. Supriya...dhal palak is kinda new to me. I must try it. Hey you, you are slipping you know, I did not see curd in the list of ingredients....he he he...can i ask, do you normally make curd at home or buy it. I nearly always make it at home...peace...~soft smile~

  18. Hey Sia...
    Its a very easy and healthy recipe. Lots of protiens and vitamins too. Good work.
    Thanks, Nidhi.

  19. Hi Sia,
    nice dal palak recipe.

  20. hi dilip:)
    yup even i'm surrised to see that;) lol... we usually buy yogurt as my 1st experiment was quite disaster;)

    hi lakshmi,
    thanks dear:)

    hi nidhi,
    yup its very healthy nd yet so light. i love it coz it dont give that bloating feel of rich north indian food:)

  21. WAH!!!!!!! I must try that trick next time. ;)

  22. hi
    just today morning i watched dal palak recipe in SUN TV
    already i was planning to prepare but i missed out on those ingredients while watching.. thanks for the recipe

  23. he he rooma, sometimes i can be queen of laziness;)

    hi jaya,
    i'm glad that my recipe will be useful to u:) do let me know how it turns out:)


  24. Dal palak with Parathas! What a nice yummy combo, Supriya. Great job and I heard you are going to India from Pooja's post.Have a great time, Sia.

    Come back safe and sound.I will post my 'Jihva' entry tomorrow:)

  25. Hi
    a mouthwatering recipe.nice colour of it.thanks for sharing.

  26. hi asha:)
    thanks a lot for ur wishes:) how was ur holiday? hope u had real good time:)

    hi swapna:)
    thanks once again girl:) hope u try it sometime


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