Moong Dal with Palak

Find here a very delicious moong dal with palak recipe. Kids love this recipe and can be served with rice.

1 cup Split Green Gram (Moong Dal)
3 cups chopped Spinach Leaves (Palak)
A pinch of Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Red Chilly Powder (Lal Mirchi)
1 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
2 tblsp Butter
1 tsp chopped Ginger (Adrak)
1 tsp chopped Garlic (Lasun)
A pinch of Sodium bi Carbonate
1 tblsp Cream


How to make Moong Dal with Palak:
  • Wash and soak the gram for 30 minutes.
  • Boil some water in a pan.
  • Add the spinach leaves and the sodium bi carbonate and cook the leaves for a minute over a high flame till the leaves are cooked.
  • Drain the leaves and when cool grind in a blender.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • Cook the dal ,turmeric powder, chilly powder and the salt in a pressure cooker.
  • When the dal is cooked remove from the flame and keep aside.
  • Make sure the dal is dissolved in the water, if the water was not sufficient add some more water and cook the dal again in a pan.
  • Transfer the dal to a pan and add the spinach paste.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Cook over a low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the flame and keep aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan.
  • Add the garlic and fry for till the garlic turns light brown in colour.
  • Add the ginger and the asafoetida and fry for a few seconds over a low flame.
  • Add the dal and mix thoroughly.
  • Remove from the flame and serve hot garnished with cream.