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Palak Pudina Dal

This is one of my favourite recipe as this is power packed bowl full of dal which tastes really yummy when combine with spinach and mint. No dry spices are used for it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Soup
Servings 3 persons


  • 1/2 cup Urad dal (split balck gram)
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 2 tbsp Chana dal
  • 6-8 leaves Spinach
  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • 2 tbsp corriander leaves
  • 2-3 Spicy green chillies
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic Optional
  • 1/2 inch Ginger root peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Small tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seed (jeera)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Oil/Ghee
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash all dal together 2-3 times with water. If you want you can soak all the dal while you prepare for your green paste.
  • Take dal in a pressure cooker add few drops of oil and cook it.
  • Roughly chop spinach, corriander, mint leaves and chillies. Remove skin of tomato and cut it in big pieces.
  • In a mixer jar take all cut and chopped veggies, ginger and cumin seeds (cumin seeds are optional in a paste) and blend them together. Make a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan add cumin seeds once it crackles , add green paste and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add cooked dal into it. Add salt to taste and cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove and add lemon juice. Mix it well.
  • Take it in serving bowl, garnish with mint and/or corriander leaves.
Keyword Mixed lentils, Palak Pudina Dal