• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Easy
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Recipe Description

This creamy Dal Palak is a lentil stew that perfectly compliments Indian or middle-eastern rice dishes. This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

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Recipe Ingredient

  • 200 g yellow lentils
  • 700 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 150 g spinach (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp palm oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak lentils for 30 minutes. Drain and cook in a pot of water with turmeric and salt, until soft. Add spinach. Cook for 2 minutes more, adding hot water if required.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, onions and garlic to hot oil in a pan and saute until golden brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, chilli powder and cook for 2 minutes. Mix this with cooked lentils mixture. Add lemon juice, garam masala and serve.

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