Dal Palak | Spinach in Lentils (With Moong dal)

We all know the health benefits of greens.We can have them as stir fry,with dal,as kabab,with non-veg,etc.There are so many ways to use it and this is one such method.Here i have use moongdal  you can use what ever dal you prefer.

Preparation time: 10 mins
cooking time:30 mins
recipe type: gravy
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: babitha

  • Moongdal-1\2 cup
  • Jeera-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • Garlic pods-3(optional)
  • Palak leaves- 3 r 4 cup 
  • Ginger-a small piece
  • Green chilly-1 big 
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • onion-1 ,finely chopped
  • tomato-1
  • garam masala-1\2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


1.Just boil the palak leaves in water for  a minute,drain and wash it cold water.Grind it to puree with green chilly and ginger.Cook moong dal with turmeric powder,jeera and garlic.(you can pressure cook it also).

2.Heat oil in a kadai,add onion and saute till it becomes translucent.Then add tomato,cook till it becomes mushy.

3.Then add in ground palak puree and saute a while.Followed by cooked dal along with salt and garam masala.

4.Switch off when it reaches  the consistency you want.

serve hot for rice.


1.You can use cooker to cook the dal.

2.You can use any dal variety.


  1. very nice recipe....i loved it....thank u for the recipe....

  2. In Sindhi cuisine we use chana dal ..

  3. such a comforting meal...love to have such simple yummy food


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