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for pressure cooking:

1 cup Moong Dal

Palak washed and chopped finely

3 cups water

1 tsp oil

½ tsp turmeric / haldi

for dal preparation:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter

1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds

1 onion, finely chopped

2 tomatoes, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic fine chopped

½ tsp turmeric / haldi

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp garam masala

salt to taste

for tadka / tempering:

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter

2 clove garlic, finely chopped

pinch of hing / asafoetida

2 dried red chilli

½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder


firstly, pressure cook dal , chopped palak , little tumeric powder and salt for 2-3 whistles.

in a kadai heat ghee

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds.

furthermore, add in chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste. saute well.

also add in chopped tomatoes and saute well.

now add spice powder.

add in pressure cooked palak with dal and mix well.

simmer for 6 minutes and pour the tempering / tadka over dal.

finally, mix the Dal well and serve with hot jeera rice

Ankit Malhotra
Ankit Malhotra
Ankit Malhotra who pursued his Masters in Information Technology and is currently employed as a Software Engineer. Though being an engineer, his passion for cooking always pushed him forward to keep on innovating dishes and giving them a new taste, making it healthy and more presentable. His leisure time is spent in cooking

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