Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach

Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach

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palak urad dal recipe | urad dal with spinach | healthy urad palak dal | palak dal | with step by step photos.

urad dal with spinach is a dry dal made from palak, urad dal, onions, tomatoes and Indian spices which can be made at home any time. Learn how to make urad dal with spinach.

To make palak urad dal, soak the urad dal for 1 hour and drain well. Combine the urad dal with approx. 1 cup of water, salt and turmeric powder in a deep non-stick kadhai, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, till the dal is cooked and soft. Heat the oil and saute caraway seeds and then the onions. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add spinach and 1 tbsp of water and cook for 1 minute. Add salt, urad dal and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Serve it hot.

Urad palak dal is a sumptuous accompaniment to Indian bread with the distinct flavour of caraway seeds. Teamed up with onions, tomatoes and green chillies, it is a flavour boost.

This healthy urad palak dal carries a healthy dose of B-complex vitamins, protein and iron. Reduce the amount of oil to make it slightly healthier. healthy urad palak dal can then be relished by diabetics, heart patients and even women with PCOS.

Tips for palak urad dal. 1. Soak the urad dal for sure so cooking time is reduced. 2. Do not over cook spinach, else you will lose its green colour. 3. You can replace the spinach with fenugreek leaves as a variation.

For a truly fulfilling experience, relish this urad dal with spinach with hot Parathas.

Enjoy palak urad dal recipe | urad dal with spinach | healthy urad palak dal | palak dal | with step by step photos and video below.

Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach recipe - How to make Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients


For Urad Dal With Spinach
1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , soaked for 1 hour and drained
1 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp caraway seeds (shahjeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp lemon juice

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the urad dal with approx. 1 cup of water, salt and turmeric powder in a deep non-stick kadhai, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, till the dal is cooked and soft. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the caraway seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the spinach, 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute , while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked urad dal and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy289 cal
Protein14.1 g
Carbohydrates38.5 g
Fiber8 g
Fat8.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium47.5 mg
Urad Dal With Spinach/ Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach
 on 27 Mar 20 08:13 PM
5

Should have posted a while back, but this has been my go to urad dal recipe. It''s so easy and always delicious. If I''m running behind on time, I had the urad dal and water last (not soaking) and then pressure cook in the instant pot for 8 minutes.
Tarla Dalal
28 Mar 20 08:54 AM
   Kristina, nice to hear from you. Its never too late to post your experience. Thanks for the feedback.
Urad Dal With Spinach ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
 on 18 Oct 15 05:26 PM
5

Great recipe! Tasty dal though it needs about 30 minutes to cook through.
Tarla Dalal
19 Oct 15 10:33 AM
   Thanks Aussie Girl. Please keep posting comments and providing feedback. Good to hear from you again.
Urad Dal with Spinach
 on 26 Jul 12 02:46 PM
5

Urad dal has a nice mouth feel and goes well with spinach. Healthy and easy to make.