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Mix Dal Palak Delight: A Wholesome Blend of Lentils and Spinach

20 min Cook
Allergy Free Mix Dal Palak Recipe

Mix Dal Palak, a delectable and nutritious dish, brings together the goodness of three types of lentils with the vibrant freshness of spinach. This vegetarian delight offers a perfect balance of flavors, making it a hearty addition to your culinary repertoire.

The Nutritional Powerhouse:

Packed with the nutritional goodness of Toor Dal, Moong Dal, and Masoor Dal, Mix Dal Palak is a powerhouse of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. Lentils provide a substantial dose of plant-based protein, while spinach adds vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to the mix

This Recipe is free from – 

  • Wheat
  • Peanuts
  • tree nuts
  • dairy
  • casein
  • soy
  • egg
  • sesame
  • fish
  • shellfish

Ingredients

  1. Toor Dal – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal – ½ cup
  3. Masoor dal – ¼ cup
  4. 1 finely chopped tomato
  5. 1 bunch finely chopped palak/spinach
  6. 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  7. Curry leaves – 4-5
  8. Hing / Asafoetida – 1/2 Tsp
  9. Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp
  10.  Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  11. Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  12. Red chili powder – 1 Tsp
  13. Tamarind Paste –  1 TBSP
  14. Jaggery powder – 1 TBSP
  15. Vegetable oil – 1 Tbsp
  16. salt to taste
  17. water to adjust consistency.

Cooking Process:

  • To prepare Mix Dal Palak, start by thoroughly washing the lentils and combining them with turmeric powder, red chili powder, and fresh spinach. 
  • Pressure cook the mixture to perfection. In a separate pan, create a tempering with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, and curry leaves. 
  • Add tomatoes to the tempering, creating a flavorful base for the dal.
  • Once the lentils and spinach are cooked, incorporate the tempering into the mixture. Adjust the consistency with water, add salt to taste, and introduce the tangy twist with tamarind paste. 
  • To balance the flavors, a hint of jaggery powder adds a touch of sweetness. Let the mixture simmer, allowing the ingredients to meld into a harmonious blend.

Serving Suggestions:

Mix Dal Palak pairs wonderfully with hot rotis or steamed rice. The hearty combination of lentils and spinach makes it a versatile dish suitable for both lunch and dinner. The rich, flavorful broth of the dal complements the grains perfectly, creating a satisfying and wholesome meal.

Mix Dal Palak is not just a dish; it’s a celebration of health and taste. The combination of lentils and spinach, enhanced by aromatic spices, creates a delightful symphony for your taste buds. Add this wholesome blend to your cooking repertoire, and embark on a journey of flavors that nourish both the body and the soul.

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