Palak Dal

Eid holidays are occasions that are very close to my heart. Having spent majority of my life in Dubai, Eid celebrations in this beautiful country are always special. Those days were all about shopping, movies, visiting the mall and enjoying the delicious spread many restaurants offered. A true celebration without doubt! And without fail there used to be the customary family lunch prepared by me which would include the family’s favorite dishes. As a reminder to this wonderful occasion, here is a small rendition of few of my favorites! Eid Mubarak!

Today’s lunch—palak dal, aloo gobi sabji, shrikhand, chapathi, salad and stuffed dates.

Palak Dal


Palak— 1 cup

Toor dal— 3/4 cup

Channa dal— 2 tbsp

Onion— 1 small

Tomato— 1 small

Garlic— 5

Ginger— 1/2 inch

Green chilli— 2

Turmeric powder— 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida— 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder— 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder — 1/2 tsp

Salt— 1 tsp

Cumin seeds— 1/2 tsp

Ghee— 2 tbsp



Wash palak well and blend it coarsely. Cook the dal together in a pressure cooker. Chop onion, tomato, green chili, ginger, garlic into small pieces. Now heat the ghee in a deep pan, add the cumin seeds, when they crack add the onion and saute it until they are translucent. Now add the tomatoes, green chili, ginger, garlic and further saute it till everything gets mushy. Now add the palak, give it a stir. Now add the cooked dal, to this add turmeric powder,red chilli powder, asafoetida, coriander powder and salt, stir it together, add 1/2 glass of water, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Put of the heat. Before serving squeeze in juice of half a lemon. Enjoy palak dal with chapathi or jeera rice.

2 thoughts on “Palak Dal

  1. The Palak daal looks yummy. I am going to try it. I just noticed you have not mentioned when to add the cooked daal. Thanks


    1. Hi Gita sorry,yes I had missed mentioning the step. Add the dal after the palak is cooked and then add rest of the ingredients. I have made the correction in the blog also. Thank you for letting me know.


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