Dal Palak (Indian Lentil and Spinach Curry)

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Dal Palak (Indian Lentil and Spinach Curry)

Dal Palak (Indian Lentil and Spinach Curry)

Luke Coutinho (Designed by Priyanka Vithlani, Meal planning analyst)
Simple indian, all time favorite Maa ki dal made with the combination of lentils cooked with and tempered with basic Indian spices.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 186 kcal


  • Pressure cooker
  • Cooking pan



  • Wash the dal and transfer it to a pressure cooker.
  • Add 3 cups of water, chopped spinach / methi, salt and turmeric powder, immunity powder.
  • Pressure cook till done (2-3 whistles).
  • Once done, open the lid.
  • Add lemon juice in cooked dal.
  • Transfer the dal in the serving bowl.
  • Heat A2 ghee in a small pan.
  • When the ghee is hot, add ginger and garlic.
  • Fry till garlic is slightly browned.
  • Add cumin seeds and hing.
  • Switch off the gas, pour the tadka over the dal.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/ roti/ bhakri as per choice


  • Dal Palak is an instant pot-friendly dish, rich in protein and fibre.
  • You may use any dal from yellow moong dal, green moong dal, pink masoor to pigeon peas, chana dal too.
  • Be sure of using chemical free spinach and preferably garden grown.
  • Clean spinach leaves extremely well, especially during the monsoon season.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 19.5gProtein: 8gFat: 8g
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