Palak Chana Dal

Palak Chana Dal

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A maharashtrian delight, tweaked to boost the health value! while palak adds vitamin a to this dish, chana dal adds nutrients like calcium, iron, folic acid, zinc and fibre. Ensure that you do not overcook chana dal, as it should be separate and not mashed.

Palak Chana Dal recipe - How to make Palak Chana Dal

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  1. Combine the chana dal, salt, turmeric powder and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and dry roast for about 30 seconds or till the mustard seeds crackle.
  4. Lower the flame, add the green chilli and onions and dry roast till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if the onions start burning.
  5. Add the spinach and dry roast for 1 to 2 more minutes while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the cooked dal, jaggery, chilli powder and little salt and mix well.
  7. Add ½ cup of water, mix well and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Serve hot
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy141 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates24.3 g
Fiber5.2 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium37.2 mg
Palak Chana Dal (Zero Oil and Low Cholesterol) Video by Tarla Dalal's Team


Palak Chana Dal
 on 19 Oct 12 10:18 AM

A quick and healthy treat sure to be loved by all age groups.
Palak Chana Dal
 on 18 Oct 12 04:37 PM

Great combo of chana dal and palak to make a healthy dal recipe. Love the taste of cooked chana dal.
Palak Chana Dal
 on 29 Oct 10 03:53 PM

amazing! i did not know dal can be made without oil...what a recipe, even without a single drop of oil it tastes great! a must try recipe!