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Dal Palak Recipe

Dal Palak Recipe

Dal Palak Recipe is a tasty and super delicious dish. Its easy to prepare and takes just about 30 minutes to make it.


  • ½ cup dal / lentils ( I use ¼ cup toor dal & ¼ cup moong dal)
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 ¼ cup water or as needed to cook dal
  • 2 cups chopped palak (use as desired)
  • 1 ½ to 2 tbsps ghee or butter
  • ¾ tsp cumin
  • 1 large red chilli broken
  • 1 tsp ginger or garlic or both chopped or grated
  • 1 to 2 green chilies chopped
  • Generous pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 2 pinches of turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • Lemon juice

Method:Dal Palak Recipe

  • Wash dal very well a few times until water runs clear. If you have time you can soak them for 15 mins to 1 hour.
  • Add enough water and cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles on a medium heat. If using tomato you can chop it and add it to the pot. You can also cook in a pot until they soften.
  • Heat a pot with ghee or butter. Add cumin and red chilies.
  • When the cumin begins to splutter add ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute well for a min. Add hing.
  • Add chopped palak and saute for 3 to 4 mins on a medium heat.
  • Add dal, salt and turmeric.
  • Mix and add water if needed.
  • Mix well and cook on a medium heat until palak wilts completely.
  • Switch off when it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Add lemon juice and mix.
  • Serve dal palak with rice or roti.


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