Saturday, December 22, 2012


Bunch of Iron “Palak”, one of my all time favorite and I love to eat with anything I get spinach very rarely in Chennai and whenever I get I try to make something new out of it. This time I try this:-


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serving: 4-6 persons  
Palak (Spinach) – 1 bunch
Toor Dal – ½ cup
Channa Dal – 1/8 cup
Refined Oil – 2 tabs
Cardamom – 1
Cinnamon – 1”
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chopped Onion – 2
Tomato – 2 ( peeled and finely chopped)
Tomato puree – 2 tabs
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp ( or as per taste)
Salt – as per taste
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Method :-

·         Boil toor dal and channa dal in a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric powder till it is thunder.
·         Clean, wash and chopped spinach.
·         Now heat a pan with oil and add cumin seed, cardamom and cinnamon.
·         When you get good aroma of all these above mentioned.
·         Add ginger garlic paste and fry well for 5 min
·         Put chopped onion in this and fry till it turns to golden brown colour.
·         Once onion is done and adds chopped tomato with tomato puree.
·         Add all dry masala including salt.
·         Fry all these for 5 minutes.
·         Add chopped spinach and cook till it is thunder by coving pan lid.
·         Put cooked Dal in this and mix it properly.
·         Cook till one or two boil comes.
·         Serve hot with anything you want.


divyagcp said...

Healthy and delicious dhal full of flavor.. Loving it...

chow and chatter said...

looks great we eat this often in our house

Swathi said...

Delicious healthy dal.

Gajus kitchen said...

Lovely dhal and guess the addition of tomato paste gives a nice colour to it.

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Priya Suresh said...

With a bowl of rice, can have this dal even everyday.

anthony stemke said...

Wow, the photograph looks fabulous. I love the dals that I've made. Don't usually mix more than one legume when I do it but will surely try this. I like to put a small mound of rice in the bowl and then add the cooked dal.
Thank you very much.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and awesome finger licking spinach dal.

Amarendra said...

Excellent recipe. Even you have got a wonderful blog. Glad to be the next follower of your blog!!! Regards, Amarendra

Unknown said...

great recipe, I absolutely love spinach dal.. my husband's favorite type of dal. i make it quite often, yours looks lovely.

Reeni said...

Such a delicious dal! Love it with spinach!

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