Dal Palak (Masoor dal with spinach)

Recipe Info:

This recipe is one the most versatile recipe which can be found in every Indian household. Masoor dal with spinach or Dal Palak is a protein rich dal which nourishes your body with protein, iron and folic acid.

Diabetic, cancer patients, PCOS, heart patients can reduce the oil to 2 tsp instead of 4 tsp.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes



1 cup Masoor dal (Split red lentils);

1 cup Spinach chopped (palak);

2 tsp. Oil;

1 tsp. Cumin seeds;

1/2 cup Onions, chopped finely;

1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder;

2 tsp Dry Mango powder (Amchur);

1/2 cup Tomato, finely chopped;

Salt as per taste;

3/4 tsp. Chilli Powder.

1 tbsp. chopped Garlic;

1 tsp. Chopped Ginger;

1 tbsp. Green chillies, chopped.


How to cook?

  • To make Dal Palak, pour 11/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and add masoor dal. Pressure cook it for atleast 2-3 whistles.

  • Allow steam to escape before opening the lid.

  • Heat oil in deep kadai. Add cumin seeds and mxi well for few seconds on a medium flame.

  • Add onions and saute on a medium flame for about 3 minutes.

  • Add cooked masoor dal, spinach, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, garlic, ginger, green chillies, tomatoes and salt. mix well and cook it on a medium flame for about 4-5 minutes. Stir occasionally during this time.

  • Add 1 cup of water and chilli powder. mix well and cook on a medium flame for about 3-4 minutes.

  • Serve hot with rotis.


Energy: 186cal

Protein: 10.2g

Carbs: 24g

Fibre: 4.9g

Fat: 5.4g

Cholesterol: 0g

Sodium: 15.3mg


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