Palak Dal (Spinach and Lentil) Curry Recipe

Looking for an easy Palak Dal (Spinach and Lentil) Curry recipe? Learn how to make Palak Dal (Spinach and Lentil) Curry using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rubyblue12

Makes 5 servings



Spicy spinach and lentil curry (Make your own garam masala with 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp crumbled bay leaves, 1/8 tsp ground cloves )

Recipe Ingredients for Palak Dal (Spinach and Lentil) Curry

1 cup lentils
1/2 tsp turmeric
10 oz frozen chopped spinach
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3/4 red onion, chopped
14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

Recipe Directions for Palak Dal (Spinach and Lentil) Curry

  1. Cook the dal in the 5 cups of water with turmeric and salt for 30 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until the spinach is tender and mixed with the lentils - about 35-50 minutes.

  2. In a separate pan heat the oil, add the cumin seeds and as they pop add the onions. Brown the onions.

  3. Add the garlic, tomatoes, green chili, coriander, garam masala, red chili powder, stir 2 minutes.

  4. Add the daal and spinach and lemon juice, stir and heat through.

  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with pita or chapati or basmati rice.

Categories

Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 211.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
203
Calories from Fat
33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
56mg
2%
Potassium
943mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
32.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
14.5g
58%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 122% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 10% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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