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Palak (Spinach) dal

My mom's recipe collection


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1/2 kg spinach
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. toasted coriander powder
  • 4 tbs. plain yogurt
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbs. oil
  • salt to taste


1.Wash and soak moong dal for an hour.

2. Wash and chop spinach coarsly.

3. In a pressure cooker heat oil and fry onion until transparent.

4. Add dal,salt,red chili powder and coriander powder. Stir fry for a couple if minutes. Add spinach and one cup water to cook until tender and dry.

5. When cooking in a pan more water will be required.

6. Mash well,add yoghurt. Return to heat and cook further for two to three minutes.

7. Let the dal cool, and enjoy!

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