Palak Dal (Spinach and Bengal Gram Dal)


  • 2 bunches of spinach, washed and chopped roughly
  • 1 cup channa dal
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 6-7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2” piece ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped in big pieces
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker
  2. Once the oil is hot, add onions and fry till golden
  3. Add ginger, garlic and chillies
  4. Fry till it becomes fragrant
  5. Add tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes
  6. Add dal and spinach and fry till the water becomes dry
  7. Add salt to taste
  8. Add warm water to the level of the vegetables
  9. Pressure cook for about 10 minutes after it reaches full pressure
  10. Mash the vegetables with a wooden masher till it becomes smooth and dry any excess water
  11. Serve with rice

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