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Dal Palak



Dal Palak is a popular Indian dish made with lentils and spinach. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is easy to make and can be served with rice or roti. The dish is made by cooking lentils with spices and then adding spinach to it.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split pigeon peas (toor dal)

1 cup

fresh spinach, washed and chopped

1 bunch

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


jaggery (optional)

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal in water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilies. Saute for a few minutes until the onion is lightly browned.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes and all the spices (turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, amchur powder, and salt). Saute for a few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.

Step 5:

Add the spinach and jaggery (if using). Saute for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted.

Step 6:

Add the soaked toor dal and 2 cups of water. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 7:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal with a spoon.

Step 8:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 21242 users have chowed down on Dal Palak a whopping 32727 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Pune, Indore, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi are the top 5 cities gobbling up Dal Palak like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Palak, our users are head over heels in january, but the interest cools down in august.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Dal Palak is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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