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  • Writer's pictureAanal Kotak

Palak Chana Dal

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Chef: Aanal Kotak

  • Recipe Servings: 4

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients of Palak Chana Dal

  1. 1 Cup Chana Dal

  2. 1/2 bunch of spinach

  3. 1 medium-size onion fine chopped

  4. 1 green chilli sliced

  5. 1 tablespoon grated ginger

  6. Salt to taste

  7. 2 tablespoon ghee

  8. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

  9. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  10. 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

How to Make Palak Chana Dal

  1. Clean, wash and soak the chana dal in water for 15 minutes.

  2. Clean, wash and fine chop the spinach leaves. Set aside.

  3. Drain water from the soaked dal.

  4. Transfer chana dal to a pressure cooker along with ginger, green chilli, salt and 2 Cups of water.

  5. Pressure cook the dal over low heat till it is soft but not mushy.

  6. It usually takes 3 - 4 whistles over a low heat. Turn off the heat. Allow the steam to release naturally from the pressure cooker. Open the lid and check the lentil for doneness.

  7. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.

  8. Add the cumin seeds and saute for 10 second.

  9. Next add the chopped onion and fry till they turn light brown.

  10. Add the chopped spinach and cook for 1 - 2 minute or till the leaves become soft.

  11. Now add the pressure cooked dal, spices and season with salt to taste. Stir to combine.

  12. Cook the dal for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.

  13. Serve Palak Chana Dal warm with chapati or paratha.

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