Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Seniors Kitchen: Dal Palak

Dal Palak or Spinach Dal is a very simple yet delicious Indian dish made with lentils, spinach, and seasoned with few spices.

Here’s how to make this flavourful Dal Palak. 


250 gm Spinach Finely Chopped

 1 Cup Toor Daal (Soaked)

 1 Cup Masoon Daal (Soaked) 

1 Cup moong Daal (Soaked)

 2 Onions Finely Chopped Medium Size 

1 Tomato finely chopped big size 

3 tbsp Cooking Oil (Tadka) 

2 Tbsp Ghee

 ½ tsp. Cumin seeds 

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste 

1 tbsp Coriander Finely chopped

½ tbsp Red chili powder

 ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder 

1 tsp Coriander Powder

½ tsp Garam masala 

Salt to taste



  • Heat a pan, add ghee once its hot sprinkle cumin seeds, roast for 15-20 seconds 
  • Next, add onion, ginger garlic paste, sprinkle salt and cook until light golden
  • Add tomatoes, cook until they soften, and then add Soaked Daal and Let it cook for 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle salt, cook stirring continuously for 2 minutes or until the water evaporates
  • Add Spinach and cook well 
  • On a low flame add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and lastly the boiled Moong Dal
  • Next, on medium heat let it cook, to increase its consistency add lukewarm water accordingly
  • On medium-full heat let it come to a boil, stirring occasionally, later add chopped coriander leaves
  • Dal Palak is ready to be served, take it out in a bowl and enjoy with bread , rice or roti
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