Palak or spinach – 2 cups finely chopped

Moong dal – 1 cup

Masoor dal – 3 cups

Onions – 2-3 finely chopped

Garlic – 8-10 cloves finely chopped

Green chillies – 3 finely chopped

Tomatoes – 4-5 chopped fine

Red chillies – 2

Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

Ginger – 1 small piece finely chopped

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Jaggery – 1 tbsp

Corn flour – 2 tbsp mixed with water without lumps

Ghee /oil – 4-5 tbsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped

Salt to taste


In a cooker, add Ghee /oil and once hot add red chillies, curry leaves, Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds, Asafoetida and saute for a couple of minutes.

Now add the onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute till the onions are caramelized.  Now add the spinach and saute for a few minutes.

Now add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are well cooked.

Now add the moong dal and Masoor dal and mix well. Add Turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well. Add 7-8 cup of water, Jaggery and salt and mix well.

Now close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Once cool, add corn flour mixture and let it simmer for a few minutes. Garnish with Coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

Yummy Dal Palak is now ready!!