Go Back
+ servings
Lehsooni Dal Palak - Simple, rustic, Garlicky Moong Dal recipe made with shredded spinach.Vegan, highly nutritious Indian staple. #dal #indian #spinach #spinachdal #vegan #vegetarian #dalpalak #palakdal #healthyindian #glutenfreeindian
Print

Dal Palak Recipe

Lehsooni Dal Palak - Simple, rustic, Garlicky Moong Dal recipe made with shredded spinach.Vegan, highly nutritious Indian staple.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword lehsuni Dal Palak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 121kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Split Moong Dal
  • 3 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Onions
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Ghee or oil for a vegan substitute

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • In the SAUTE mode, Add Oil.Add Onions,green Chilli,ginger and garlic and cook till the onions become golden- about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to cook till the tomatoes become mushy and shapeless- around 3 more minutes.
  • Add the dal,turmeric and salt in the inner pot of the instant pot.
  • To this, add 4 Cups of water.Close the lid,Deglaze and scrape the bottom and choose the "PRESSURE COOK" option for 20 minutes on "HIGH PRESSURE" in the "SEALED" position.Open when the pressure releases naturally.
  • Switch to SAUTE mode. Add the 3 cups of shredded spinach,mix and bring to boil.

Pressure Cooker Method

  • Add the dal,turmeric and salt to the pressure cooker.
  • To this, add 4 Cups of water.Close the lid and pressure cook on medium flame for 20 minutes.Open when the pressure releases naturally.
  • Add the 3 cups of shredded spinach,mix and bring to boil.

Masala

  • While the dal is boiling, Heat the oil in a pan/Kadhai or a wok.Add Onions,green Chilli,ginger and garlic and cook till the onions become golden.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to cook till the tomatoes become mushy and shapeless.Add 1 tsp water if the masala is burning.

Ghee Tempering(Optional/Check notes)

  • Add Ghee to a small pan.HEat to smoking point.Turn off.
  • Working quikly, add the cumin,asafetida & red Chilli powder.
  • Pour over the dal and give it a mix.

Notes

Ghee Tempering- This additional step can be avoided by tempering the oil/ghee at the masala step with same ingredients. This way you would, heat the ghee/oil- add the spices then add the onions, garlic,ginger and tomato.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Iron: 2mg