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Palak Dal



Palak Dal is a dish made with lentils and spinach. It is a nutritious and flavorful dish made by cooking lentils with spices and then adding cooked or steamed spinach to the mix. The dish is usually served with rice or roti and is a great way to get your daily dose of protein and fiber.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split yellow lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

chopped spinach

2 cups

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped



2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

lemon juice

1 teaspoon

chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Rinse the split yellow lentils (toor dal) in a bowl and soak for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Stir to combine.

Step 7:

Add the soaked lentils and stir to combine.

Step 8:

Add the chopped spinach and stir to combine.

Step 9:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 10:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 11:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and stir the dal.

Step 12:

Add the lemon juice and chopped cilantro.

Step 13:

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! 67740 users have chowed down on Palak Dal a whopping 146840 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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