Dal palak is a lentil based curry to go with rice or chapatti that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes.
Ideal for working moms,bachelors,students on their own or for anyone who is low on energy and just want to slap something on the dinner plate and crash .
|Can u see the butter melting!!!!|
My family is big on greens but somehow they disliked palak and dal getting all mushy until I discovered that I am mixing everything too much :).Now I cut the palak into bigger pieces ,leave the green chili and garlic whole without chopping ,onion is cubed and no tadka come on how easier can it get and guess what they just like to see everything separate when they scoop out .Yesterday as I was clicking pics for this post my daughty was finishing her homework and she kept interrupting me with questions.Finally I asked her, "Are u feeling hungry?" and she replied,"Can u please pass me that plate, that is making me hungry." heee... heee.... I am sorry if the shot isn't decent because all the actors on the plate got gobbled up :))) Seriously! she being such a picky eater I was kind of shocked !!
Split moong dal / Mung bean-1/2 -3/4 cup or more (Sightly roast if u like so it doesn't have a raw smell.)
Spinach -1/2 bunch
Garlic- 5 flakes
Red onion -1 medium (cubed)
Jeera /cumin-1 large pinch
Green chili- 1 cut into round/slit
Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt to taste
Butter- 1-2 tsp
The last picture is going to Priya's blog for The Color Me Photography Challenge Series
Do let me know if you liked dal palak.
Sometimes some do not like the mixed mushy textures. So I can understand why you made the changes, that being on the palak cubed into bigger pieces.
The combo is perfect, the ingredients for a wonderful outcome and paired with chapatti.
Sona - QP / PQ
luks yumm, Meena and the cucmer thin slices are really cute as a side.
oh wow... that last picture is gorgeous... ur daughters hands, i suppose, i love that frock!!! 🙂 dal palak looks so comforting, but then palak is a big no-no in our house... :T
???? really amazing?????
Quick and healthy daal preparation.I love this...:)
A simple and delicious curry..:-) looks yum Meena. I know how happy it is to see them ask for food..:-)
Thank you, Nava
Thank you Rafee,ya that's my daughter's hand 🙂
Thank you ,Rekha.He..hee it is such a relief right!
Abbe,thank you so much and glad that u like Indian curries.
Thank you, Nisha
Something else for me to bung a wodge of Spinach into! Thanks, Meena 🙂
Dal palak is my kind of food Meena.. Yummy and healthy 🙂
Nice recipe dear..Happy 2 follow u.
Hi Meena, love dal palak all the time. I am hungry now seeing your plate loaded with veggies.
Yum, I can have the platter without any fuss..Love spinach and dal combo!! 🙂
Spicy recipes, thank you.
Hey Divya,thank you.
Hey Priya,Thank you s much.I know palak is a no no in many homes guess it is b'cos of the slight sliminess.
Palak is not that welcomed here - although the Techie surprises me by saying yes to some dishes. This one looks delish Meena. I like the idea of leaving everything whole instead of stirring around too much. I will try that the next time 🙂 And of course, gorgeous pics 🙂
Healthy and amazing one
dal palak is awesome...adding that butter cube at the end i know gives a beautiful aroma and taste to the dal..
Healthy recipe Meena... Love dal palak 🙂
Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory)
Love this delicious combination, looks great!
Thanks Nilu 🙂
Ruxana, thank you.
Thank you Bhawna
Sabee thanks so much for the update,njavara ivide kittum ennu thonunilla
i love palak with chana dal...will try with moong dal too...looks yummy..
Hi Meena, the rice i was talking about was njavara, not rosematta/kuthari.
Great clicks ! easy recipe too ! love the last click 🙂
Hi Divya ,thank you for stopping by my space .