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Surabhi Sehgal
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Curry, Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine


  • 1 Cup Mung Beans
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 Cup Spinach finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 5-6 Garlic Cloves
  • 2-3 Green Chillies slit
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala


  • Add 1 tablespoon oil to a pressure cooker.
  • Once hot, add asafotida and cumin
  • Once brown add ginger and garlic and brown. 
  • Add chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. 
  • Wash the lentils and add to this. Mix well
  • Add water and salt and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. 
  • Once cooked boil to the consistency you want and add the chopped spinach. Transfer to a bowl.
  • For the tempering, add the remaining oil to a pan.  Once hot add few small cloves of garlic and green chillies.
  • Once brown, a pinch of salt..cover and cook for a couple minutes. 
  • Top the lentils with this tempering, squeeze the lime and add the Garam Masala. Mix well and simmer the lentil for 3-4 minutes. Serve with hot Rice or Rotis
Keyword Dal Palak, Palak Dal, Spinach Dal