Palakwali Dal recipe

2 green chillies
red chillies whole
6 -8 garlic flakes
salt to taste
2 medium sized onions
2 tblsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch asafoetida
1 inch ginger
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup green gram split
15 – 20 leaves spinach
How to make palakwali dal :
  • Wash and boil moong dal with salt and turmeric powder in 5 cup of water.
  • Wash spinach leaves completely in cold running water.
  • Then roughly shred them.
  • Take off onions and cut them finely.
  • Wash green chillies, de-seed and cut them finely.
  • Take off and cut garlic, keep aside.
  • Heat up oil in a kadai.
  • Mix in asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  • When cumin seeds start to change colour, mix in cut onions, cut green chillies and broken red chillies.
  • Stir fry till onions are soft and translucent.
  • Mix in cut ginger and garlic, stir fry for 1/2 a minute.
  • Mix in the boiled dal.
  • Bring to a boil and mix in shredded spinach and lemon juice.
  • Simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 2 minutes and serve hot.


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