Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Healthy Daal-palak sabzi

One dish which I had always been missing is daal-palak sabzi made by my mother. I simply love this dish. This sabzi is not only protein rich also rich in iron.  The best combination is daal palak with paratha and rice. My hubby didn’t like this dish as I had no tomatoes at home. I mixed tomatoes ketchup and the dish turned out very bad.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes 2 servings


1 bunch of palak, cleaned and washed
½ cup moong daal (Split green gram without skin)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 small onions finely chopped
3 big tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp dhaniya jeera (cumin seeds-coriander) powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Water as needed


  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida
  2. When they crackle, add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and fry it till golden brown.
  3. Add tomatoes and stir for few seconds.
  4. Wash moong daal and palak to the above mixture
  5. Add water to ensure that the daal is properly cooked rather than sticking at the base of the pan.
  6. Add chilli powder, dhaniya jeera powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  7. Mix all the vegetables and close the pressure pan. Allow for 2-3 vessels.
  8. Serve hot with paratha.

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