Dal Palak Recipe

Being a wife and a mother, I have decided to love cooking 
and so far so good. I now enjoy cooking as much as I enjoy 
eating. Most of all, my hubby appreciates and is happy 
about it. 

Below is one of my hubby's fave dish. He taught me the
recipe. It is a very simple dish and easy to prepare.
Ingredients :
Dal -         1 cup
Palak leaves- 1 bunch
Tomato -      1 small (sliced)
Onion -       1 medium (sliced)
Green Chili - 2 pcs
Turmeric    - 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste

Seasoning :
Mustard seeds - 1/3 tsp
Cumin         - a pinch
Garlic        - 10 cloves (crushed w/ skin)
Onion         - 1 small (sliced thinly)
Curry leaves  - 10 leaves 

Method :
1. Wash & boil the Dal together with tomato,onion,green
   chili,turmeric and salt. Cook until Dal is mushy.
2. Meanwhile, fry the seasoning ingredients then keep aside.
3. Wash the Palak leaves well then cut them around 1 inch
   including the soft stems.
4. If the Dal is mushy, add the palak leaves and fried
   seasoning then let it boil for few minutes. Taste and
  ย add more salt if needed.
5. Serve with plain rice and fried fish.

Happy eating!

11 thoughts on “Dal Palak Recipe

  1. This sounds good! My husband and I are trying to eat more lentils and beans. We still eat meat, but not nearly as much as we used to. I’m not sure what palak leaves are though. They look sort of like petchay in the picture. I’ll have to ask someone or look them up.


    • Palak is same as Spinach (as per my hubby) I love petchay leaves but I don’t think it’s a good alternative to palak..Try ‘talbos ng kamote’ (sweet potato leaves) if you can’t find palak leaves. I haven’t tried though because sweet potato leaves are not available here.Just a suggestion but don’t blame me if it doesn’t taste nice lol ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚


      • OK, I think I figured out it was spinach, which isn’t available here, but I can try the talbos ng kamote – plenty of that here! We love adding greens to our diet, so it will be a good thing for us to try. Thanks for writing back!


      • Your welcome! Let me know how it turned out, I will try it out too when I go on vacation. Glad to hear you are familiar with talbos ng kamote ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Pingback: Palak Chicken | imexcited

  3. Hi SIL, Hw r u guys doing? After reading your above post i tried your recipe and it came out good. You were kind of an inspiration. Keep posting new ones so that i will be encouraged to cook more often.


Thank you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s