Palak Masoor Dal (Healthy Heart) Video by Tarla Dalal

Palak Masoor Dal (Healthy Heart) Video by Tarla Dalal

Viewed 10881 times

A fragrant spinach and lentil preparation made without the use of any calorie-laden ingredients. Enjoy this dal with phulkas or parathas made on a non-stick pan by only brushing the parathas with oil and not adding extra oil to cook them. Do remember not to overcook this dal as the spinach tends to discolour.


Recipe Description for Palak Masoor Dal

Soaking Time:  1 hour
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings
Show me for servings



For palak masoor dal

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}palak masoor dal{/span}, wash and soak the masoor dal in enough water for an hour. Drain and discard the water.
  2. Combine the masoor dal, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and the cardamom.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the asafetida, dry red chillies, curry leaves and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add the cooked dal mixture, tamarind pulp, 1 cup of water, spinach and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve the {span class="bold1"}palak masoor dal{/span} hot.

See step by step images of Palak Masoor Dal Recipe

RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Heart CookbookBuy this cookbook

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new account will be created.

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?