Oct 6, 2010

Palak Dal Curry

           This is a simple, yet delicious vegetable curry you can prepare with ease.. It is made using the nutritious palak leaves which are rich in vitamins and the yummy red lentils which are highly protienatious.This is a curry which goes well with plain rice and can be made often to let your little ones have their share of green leafy veg  with out much faces made nor too much  of coaxing...


         Palak leaves( a kind of spinach abundant in India)- a big bunch/250g
         Red lentils   - 1/4 cup
         Garlic         -  2 cloves,diced thinly
         Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
         Tomato        -  1 small, cut into 4 pieces
         Green chilli   -  1 or 2, slit
         Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
         Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
         Water -1 cup
         Salt to taste
         Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp

              Wash the palak leaves properly and drain. Cut it into small pieces and keep aside. Wash the lentils and cook it in a pot or cooker adding 1/2 cup of water and turmeric powder, until done.(almost 15 min in pot). Heat a sauce pan or wok and add oil to it. Now add the cumin seeds and garlic and saute in low heat. Add the cooked lentils to this and add the rest of water. Increase the heat and when it starts to boil add salt, slit green chillies, tomato and the diced palak leaves. Cook it in medium heat keeping the saucepan covered until the palak leaves get cooked properly. Now add the coconut milk and remove from heat before it starts to boil. The curry should be thick and not watery. Serve hot with basmathi or motta rice.


  1. Mummy yummy. You know, I always have a tendency to try green food and I am not refering to vegetables.

  2. mmm Glenys, but u must try the greeny goodness of veg... they are more good 4 u

  3. fezi,i was searching palak preparation for my rice.....so simple ....thank u...let me try.

  4. shemi, s do try it n tell me hw it turns out..



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