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Dal Palak or Moong Dal with Spinach is a healthy, tasty and nutritious vegan recipe loaded with protein and chockful of nutrients like - Vitamin A, zinc and fiber. Enjoy this with steamed rice or naan bread or just as a bowl of soup.

Dal Palak Tadka Recipe

This healthy and nutritious Dal Palak Tadka is such a healthy, tasty and nutritious vegan recipe loaded with protein and chockful of nutrients like - Vitamin A, zinc and fiber. Enjoy with some steamed rice or naan bread or just as a bowl of soup.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker or Insta Pot or Heavy Bottom pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Chopped Spinach
  • 4 cups Water
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil/Avocado oil/Ghee
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Green chilies (optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Hing powder
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash the dal 4 or 5 times till you see the water runs clean
  • In the pressure cooker add the dal, water, 1 tea spoon of turmeric and salt.
  • Cook for 2 whistles (in pressure cooker) in med heat. When the pressure releases naturally, stir the dal a few times and keep it aside.
  • Heat a non stick pan with olive oil. Add the cumin seeds and chopped chili, tomatoes, hing and salt.
  • Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat till the tomatoes get all mushy and the mixture comes together.
  • Add the washed and chopped spinach into the tempering and turn off gas.
  • You don't need to cook the spinach. It will wilt naturally. Add this spinach tempering to the boiled dal. Mix well and add some garam masala
  • Before serving the dal, you can squeeze in some lemon juice and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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