Palak Moong Dal Recipe (Dal Palak)

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Palak Moong Dal (Dal Palak Recipe) – very quick and easy to make HEALTHY recipe made from spinach and yellow moong dal (split green gram).

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This dal palak recipe requires very minimal ingredients. Still it tastes very delicious and flavorful.

I do make many dal recipes which include greens like methi dal, beet greens dal, dill leaves dal. This is one good way to include green leafy vegetables in your diet. This kind of dal is perfect for those kids who do not like to eat greens as a side dish.

Please adjust the chili if making for kids.

This palak moong dal tastes best when it served with plain rice. But sometimes I like to have it as a soup as such.

Check out more dal recipes using moong dal
Moong dal tadka  //  Moong dal fry  //  Chilkewali moong dal  //   Whole green moong dal

How to make Moong Dal Palak recipe (Step by Step Photos):

1) Wash moong dal in a running cold water until water runs clear.

2) Add into pressure cooker with 1 ½ cups of water and cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat. Let the pressure go down by itself, open the cover and keep the dal aside.
Pressure cooked, boiled moong dal for Dal palak recipe

3) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.

4) Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies.  Stir and cook it for 1 minute.
make tempering for moong dal palak recipe

5) Add onions and salt. Mix well.

6) Cook them till they are light brown.
Saute onions to make Palak Moong dal Recipe or Dal Palak

7) Add turmeric powder and red chili powder.

8) Mix well and cook for a minute.
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9) Add chopped spinach.

10) Mix well. Cook it for 1 minute or till it is wilted.
Cook spinach for palak moong dal or dal palak recipe

11) Add cooked dal and 1 cup of water.

12) Mix well. Let it come to boil and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
add boiled dal and simmer to make moong dal palak recipe

13) Finally add lemon juice and mix.

14) Turn off the stove heat and serve hot.
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If not serving right away then keep the pan covered to keep the dal warm for some time.

Serving suggestion: Dal palak can be served with plain rice or jeera rice or mild flavored pulao (e.g. veg pulao, matar pulao). It can be served as a side with paratha or roti.

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Dal Palak Recipe (Palak Moong Dal Recipe)

Moong dal palak recipe - quick, easy to make and healthy dal tastes best with rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 3 Servings
Calories 260 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For pressure cooking:

  • ¾ cup Yellow moong dal (split and skinless)
  • 1 ½ cups Water

For Palak Dal Rrecipe:

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 2 Green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 ½ cups Spinach (palak) chopped (about 50 leaves)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Boiling the dal:

  1. Wash moong dal in a running cold water until water runs clear.
  2. Add into pressure cooker with 1 ½ cups of water and cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat.
  3. Let the pressure go down by itself, open the cover and keep the dal aside.

Making moong dal palak recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle.

  2. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilies and cook for 1 minute.

  3. Mix in salt and onions, cook them till they are light brown.

  4. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder, mix and cook for a minute.

  5. Add chopped spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  6. Add cooked dal and 1 cup of water.

  7. Mix well. Let it come to boil and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Finally add lemon juice and mix.
  9. Turn off the heat and serve hot.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Dal Palak Recipe (Palak Moong Dal Recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Sodium 429mg 18%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8.6g 34%
Sugars 3.7g
Protein 12.3g 25%
Vitamin A 34%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 5%
Iron 119%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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