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Quick Dal with Palak Recipe

Quick Dal with Palak is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Thursday, 16 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Palak (spinach) - 3-4 bunches
  • Tomato - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - a small ball
  • Garlic flakes - 4
  • Onion - 1 (small)
  • Curry leaves - 10-15 leaves
  • Coriander - a bunch
  • Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch
  • Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Methi seeds - 6 seeds
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 3
  • How to Make Quick Dal with Palak:

    1. In a pressure cooker, add water, toor dal, spinach, methi, 2 garlic flakes, a little coriander, one whole tomato, one onion sliced into pieces, asafoetida and close the cooker.
    2. Cook until the dal is soft (about 5-8 mins).
    3. Mash this cooked mixture lightly. Add salt and chilli powder and cook on a slow flame.
    4. Boil tamarind and half of the curry leaves separately, till the tamarind becomes soft - extract the pulp and add the tamarind water to the dal mixture.
    5. Cook on a slow flame for 2-3 minutes.
    6. In a saucepan, heat a little oil, add the remaining garlic and curry leaves. Saute till fragrant.
    7. Add red chillies (2-3) and jeera.
    8. When it sputters, add to the dal and immediately cover the dal with a tight lid. Allow to stand for a few minutes.
    9. Serve hot with rice and ghee and papad.


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