Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dal Palak curry

Yes, two leaf curries in the same day! It was a leafy affair this sunday, because I happened to buy both Methi and Palak on Saturday. I did not want to waste them away in the refrigerator until I got to them over the week, so I decided to make Aloo Methi and Dal Palak (and yes, my blog posts are belated entries!). I had the Aloo Methi and Dal Palak with the rotis, while my daughter loved the Dal Palak with rice, and picked out the potatoes from the Aloo Methi served on her plate.

You will need:

Palak (Spinach) - 3-4 cups

Dal (lentils) - 1 cup

Onions - chopped - 1 (optional)

Ginger - peeled and pounded - 2 tsp

Garlic - peeled and pounded - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Red chilly powder - 1 tsp

Jeera powder - 2 tsp

Oil - 2 tsp

Salt - to taste


  • Pressure cook the lentils along with the onions, ginger and garlic, and mash the mixture
  • Heat oil in pan, add the turmeric, red chilly, jeera powders
  • Immediately toss the palak in the pan with salt, mix well, and cook covered for 5 minutes
  • Remove the lid, add mashed lentils and mix with the palak

Serve hot with chapathis/rice


A&N said...

I looooooove Dal Palak :D In fact, had it last night! It is comfort food for me ya!

Priti said...

Love Dal palak..check my blog..I have blogged the same recipe too..

Shreya said...

Hi Priti, thanks for visiting, checked the recipe on your blog, its really different, and sounds more tastier and delicious:-) I never hear of the name Dalpeta, so learnt something new too.

Priti said...

The difference is only that you pressure with all onion n stuff and I don't do that...sometime we make other dal like ur recipe..Dalpeta is what we call at home.