Spinach Dal

Ufff  …..its cold…winter time in delhi is bad hmmmm…siting with a cup of hot steaming tea in my hand I was wondering what to cook and write for today. Some hot soup would do good…..hmmm but then cant have one for lunch.

Why not I try some twist in dal and then banged on the idea  “Hot Steaming Spinach dal”.

As I put down my thinking cap and smiling to myself with the thought of making some hot spinach dal, the phone ranged and lol my friend called me and said that she will come over for lunch and wants a simple dal chawal lunch as she was bored of eating outside (the pain when you stay in hostel).

I smiled to myself thats good I dont have to make anything extra …its really boring to go to kitchen in cold days :-).

If you are bored with Palak Paneer do try some dal with Palak specially on cold days and you would love it.

Palak/ Spinach is very healthy and at least once a week you should include it in your diet.You can make Saag,palak paneer,palak dal ,palak chicken etc- A must for kids.

The recipe is very simple and rich in protein


1/2 cup moong dal
1  cup chopped spinach
1/3 cup chopped onion
3-4 green chilies.

1 teaspoon ginger.

1/2 tea-spoon of paanch phoren seeds

A pinch of asafoetida(optional)
Coriander leaves
A pinch of turmeric



1.Dry roast yellow moong dal.

2.Boil dal with twice the water, chopped onions,split green chilli,salt,turmeric till it is mashed (You can also use pressure cooker).

 Spinach/Palak Paste

1. Boil Spinach for 5 minutes with one onion (thinly sliced),garlic,half cup water.

2.Once boiled let it cool and then strain the water and make a paste, keep aside.

Final Step

1.Heat oil and add paanch phoren.When it splutters add green chilies,ginger and onions till onions turn slightly brownish.

2. When it becomes brownish, add a generous pinch of asafoetida ,add dal and spinach paste and let it cook for some time.

Serve hot with hot rice and ghee and fish fry.

Serves : 2
Preparation time :20  mins

2 responses to “Spinach Dal

  1. Pingback: DAL SPINACH | Mothers Secret Home Recipes

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