Spinach Dal/Palakura Pappu

Palak Dal is very good for health . It is good combination for Rotis and even Rice also.


Palak 2 bunches
Toor Dal 1/2 cup
Garlic 1 pond
Green Chilli 2
Chilli Powder 2 tsp
Tamarind Pulp 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves

For Seasoning:
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Hing a pinch
Curry Leaves
Jeera 1 tsp


  • Wash and cut palak to a very fine consistency. Cut onions to a fine consistency and keep it aside separately. Also crush garlic. Wash curry leaves and separate it from the strings.
  • Soaked Toor Dal ,finely chopped palak,green chilli in sufficient quantity of water with a few drops of cooking oil and a pinch of turmeric powder for around 10 minutes and cook it in the cooker as usual.
  • Place a thick wide bowl on flame with 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil in it. On heating add musturd seeds, channa dal, urad dal, jeera,hing , finely chopped onions with some salt to it.

  • When onions turn transparent, add crushed garlic, curry leaves to it .Fry for some time and add turmeric powder ,chilli powder,Tamarind pulp and salt to it.

  • Cooked, mix the cooked palakDal to it and just stir well.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Ghee.
  • Dal Palak can be relished with rice also.
  • Dal Palak can be a side dish for Chapati and Rottis


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