lasooni dal palak recipe

lasooni palak dal fry recipe with step by step photos – dal fry is a soupy lentil preparation. there are some variations that can you do in a basic dal fry recipe.

this recipe of lasooni palak dal fry has spinach (palak) added in good amounts. the dal is also tempered with lots of garlic (lasoon or lahsun). so you get a garlicky flavored spinach dal.

like all dal fry recipes, lasooni dal palak can also be served with chapatis or bread and steamed rice or jeera rice. i have used moong dal (mung bean lentils) in the recipe. you can even use arhar dal (pigeon pea lentils) or masoor dal (orange lentils) or a combination of 2 or 3 lentils.

so lets move on to this healthy recipe of lasooni dal palak .

if you are looking for more dal recipes then do check lasooni dal tadkamoong dal fry, arhar dal fry, palak dal, chana dal, dal makhani, sabut moong dal and dal tadka recipe.

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lasooni dal palak recipe


course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 3 to 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for pressure cooking dal:

  • ¾ cup mung lentils (yellow moong dal)
  • 2.5 cups water for pressure cooking

for tempering palak dal:

  • 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 7 to 9 medium garlic cloves (lahsun), lightly crushed with their peels on
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch), chopped or sliced
  • 1.5 cups spinach (palak), finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder

other ingredients for palak dal:

  • ⅓ to ½ cup water to be added later or add as required
  • salt as required
  • a few drops of lemon juice (optional)

how to make recipe?

preparation:

  1. rinse ¾ cup moong dal in water for a couple of times.

  2. then add the lentils in a pressure cooker along with 2.5 cups water.
  3. pressure cook the lentils till they have softened completely or for 6 to 7 whistles.
  4. mash the dal with a spoon and keep aside.

  5. when the lentils are cooking, crush the garlic cloves lightly with their peels on.

  6. finely chop the onion, tomato and keep aside. also chop or slice the green chili.

  7. rinse the spinach leaves very well in water. then chop them finely.

tempering:

  1. heat 1.5 tablespoon oil in a pan.

  2. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.

  3. then add the crushed garlic cloves and saute till they become a light brown. you can even saute the garlic for some seconds without making it light brown.

  4. then add the chopped onions.

  5. saute the onions till they turn translucent.

  6. next add the chopped tomatoes. saute till the tomatoes become pulpy and you see oil releasing from the sides of the mixture.

  7. now add the spice powders - ½ teaspoon turmeric powder & ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder. mix very well.

  8. add the chopped spinach and green chilies.

  9. mix well and saute on a low to medium flame for some minutes till the spinach wilts.

  10. now add the mashed dal. stir well.

  11. for a thicker consistency of the dal, you can stop here. for a medium or thin consistency, you can add ⅓ to ½ cup water. add water depending on the consistency you require.

  12. stir well and bring the dal to a simmer.
  13. lastly add salt as per taste.
  14. once the dal is cooked to the desired consistency, sprinkle ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder. you can also add a few drops of lemon juice to the dal.

  15. mix well and serve lasooni dal palak hot with some chapatis, phulkas or steamed rice.


how to make lasooni palak dal fry recipe:

1. rinse ¾ cup moong dal (yellow lentils) in water for a couple of times.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

2. then add the lentils in a pressure cooker.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

3. next add 2.5 cups water.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

4. pressure cook the lentils till they have softened completely or for 6 to 7 whistles.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

5. mash the dal with a spoon and keep aside.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

6. when the lentils are cooking, crush 7 to 9 medium garlic cloves (lahsun) lightly with their peels on.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

7. rinse 1.5 cups spinach leaves (palak) very well in water.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

8. stack some spinach leaves then chop them finely. stacking leaves helps in chopping spinach leaves finely and takes lesser time to chop.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

9. same way chop all the spinach leaves.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

10. place the chopped spinach leaves aside.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

11. finely chop 1 medium sized onion, 1 medium sized tomato and keep aside. also chop or slice 1 green chili (hari mirch). measure all the ingredients and keep ready for lasooni palak dal.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

tempering lasooni palak dal fry:

12. heat 1.5 tablespoon oil in a pan.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

13. add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera).

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

14. allow them to splutter.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

15. then add the crushed garlic cloves.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

16. saute till they become a light brown. you can even saute the garlic for some seconds without making it light brown.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

17. then add the chopped onions.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

18. saute the onions till they turn translucent.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

19. next add the chopped tomatoes.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

20. stir very well.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

21. saute till the tomatoes become pulpy and you see oil releasing from the sides of the mixture.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

22. now add the spice powders – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) and ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder).

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

23. mix very well.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

24. add the chopped green chilies.

25. next add chopped spinach.

26. mix well.

27. saute on a low to medium flame for some minutes till the spinach wilts.

28. now add the mashed dal. stir well.

29. for a thicker consistency of the dal, you can stop here. for a medium or thin consistency, you can add ⅓ to ½ cup water. add water depending on the consistency you require.

30. stir very well. bring the palak dal to a simmer.

31. lastly add salt as per taste.

32. once the palak dal is cooked to the desired consistency, sprinkle ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

33. you can also add a few drops of lemon juice to the dal but its optional.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

34. mix well.

lasooni palak dal fry recipe

35. serve lasooni dal palak hot with some chapatis, phulkas or steamed rice.

lasooni palak dal fry