Dal Palak (Dhaba style)

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Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
3 people
Meal course
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1/2 cup
Toor Dal (Split Pigeon Peas)
1 1/2 Cups
0 As per taste
1/2 tbsp
Grated Ginger
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
2 tsp
Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp
Garam masala
1/2 cup
Finely chopped onion
1/2 cup
Finely chopped tomatos
3 Pcs.
Green Chili
1 tsp
Crushed Garlic
1 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Chopped Garlic
3 tbsp
1 Piece
Dry Red Chili
1/4 tsp
Dal Palak (Dhaba style)
  1. In a bowl wash toor dal and soak it for about 1 hour.
  2. In a pressure cooker add toor dal, salt, turmeric powder and grated ginger. cook it till 2 whistles. Make sure dal does not mash completely.
  3. Add oil in a pan. after that add cumin seeds and dry red chili.
  4. Add crushed garlic and saute it for about 1 minute on slow flame.
  5. Add onion and roughly chopped green chilies and saute it.
  6. Once onion and chilies cooked well add tomatoes.
  7. Cook tomatoes for 2-3 minutes on slow flame. Add red chili powder and garam masala.
  8. Now, add spinach,1 cup water and salt.
  9. Cook it for 4-5 minutes on medium flame. (or till spinach get cooked well)
  10. Add this spinach mixture with dal and mix well. Cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Trasfer it to the serving bowl and prepare tempering or tadka. In a small pan add oil and cumin seeds. Add chopped garlic and sauté it.
  12. Turn of the gas and add 0.5 tsp red chili powder and asafoetida, immediately pour it on prepared dal palak.
  13. Serve it hot with rice or Indian flat bread.

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