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Palak Moong Dal Recipe

Published on: May 28, 2013 | Updated on: May 7, 2015
Palak Moong Dal

Palak Moong Dal

Most of you would agree that dal is a daily ritual, a routine followed in most Indian homes. Dal or pulses is cooked, presented and named differently in different parts of India. Southerners are more comfortable with sambhar, while it is called pappu in Telegu, Gujarati dal is famous in Gujarat, while maa ki dal in Punjab. I’ve hardly seen any Indian restaurant not serving dal makhani and dal tadka as part of their menu and it is definitely part of most buffets. The pulses or dal come in various forms like tur, masoor, chana, moong, urad.

Dal is the most common source of protein in India, specially for people who are vegetarian. Dal can be had with roti or rice as per preference. I try and cook dal in different variations through the week. Sometimes I cook it just by itself and sometimes with some vegetables added to it. Most commonly I add palak to my dal as an excellent green supplement. My palak moong dal is liked a lot in my family and in particular by my son. So go ahead and give a try to this palak moong dal.

Ingredients needed for Palak Moong Dal

  • Dhuli Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh palak – 2 cups (washed and chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4  tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 3-4 cloves (chopped)
  • Dry red chilies -3-4 no.
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Heeng – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder -1/2 tsp

How to make Palak Moong Dal

  • Wash the dal and add it in a pressure cooker.
  • Add spinach, salt, turmeric powder and 2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook till dal is done.
  • Transfer it in the serving bowl.
  • Add ghee in a small pan.
  • When the ghee is hot, add garlic and fry till golden
  • Add the dried red chilies.
  • Fry for 20 seconds.
  • Add heeng and cumin seeds.
  • Fry for 20 seconds.
  • Remove the pan from heat and add red chili powder.
  • Transfer the ghee over the dal.
  • Garnish the dal with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with any dry sabzi and phulkas.

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Moong Dal Chilla

Moong Dal Khichdi

Moong Dal Ka Mogar Recipe

Moong Dal Ki Kachori Recipe

Moong Dal ke Mangode Recipe

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I am a dental surgeon turned full time mom of a lovely boy. Apart from running around him and doing a lot of activities with him, I like to cook and experiment with new stuff.


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