Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )

Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )

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Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, which lends a helping hand in absorbing the iron better.

Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes ) recipe - How to make Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the soaked and drained toovar dal, ginger, green chillies, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Transfer the mixture in a deep non-stick pan, add the spinach, mix well and bring to boil. Keep aside.
  5. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, bayleaves, cloves, red chillies and asafoetida.
  6. When the seeds crackle, pour the tempering over the cooked dal.
  7. Add the chilli powder and coriander, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  9. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy230 cal
Protein13.2 g
Carbohydrates33.7 g
Fiber6.3 g
Fat4.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium43.6 mg


Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
 on 17 Jun 16 01:22 AM

The dal tasted very nice, I have made palak dal before and always add garlic and tomatoes. But even without adding tomatoes it tasted wonderful. The only issue I faced with was adding 3 cups water, I think is too much. Because all water splashed from my pressure cooker on the stove. Though the dal was thin but please suggest if 2 cups water will be fine or 2/12 cup?
Tarla Dalal
17 Jun 16 02:45 PM
   Hi Poonam, We are happy you liked the taste. If you wish you can add 2 or 21/2 cups of water and pressure cook and then later the dal if thick you can add little more water.
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
 on 12 Aug 14 09:58 AM

Good way of adding..palak to the dal...adds in lot of nutrients like Vitamin A, folic acid and yes iron...