Dal Darbari aka Palak Dal














  • Yellow Moong Dal – 250gm
  • Palak (Spinach) chopped into small pieces – 1 small bunch
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Ginger (chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp


  • Wash daal well and soak in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes.
  • Pressure cook with turmeric powder and salt till done.Add chopped spinach and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Heat Ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds.let it splutter.
  • Once it is done,saute chopped ginger, green chilly and add red chilly powder. . Finally,add cooked daalΒ  and stir well.
  • Light boil once more and turn off the ehat.
  • serve with roti or rice.

Iam sending this to CMT-Daal/Kadhi/Sambar/Rasam hosted by Priya.




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15 Responses

  1. Vijaya says:

    Hi Prajusha,
    Your Dal Darbari picture is nice and it tasted nice too.

  2. Nags says:

    I LOOOOVE palak dal πŸ™‚ but always do it with sambhar dhal..

  3. jeena says:

    Hi Prajusha I would love to make this for my hubby but which dhal is moong dhal please? Also my hubby doesn’t like spinach so is there a substitute? thankyou πŸ™‚

  4. prajusha says:

    hi vijaya,
    Thanks vijaya for the lovely words.
    Hi Nags,
    Thanks .try it out with moong dal and let me know.
    Hi jeena,
    Moong daal is small- grain yellow split lentils. it is available in indian shops.u can make this dal curry without adding spinach.

  5. sukanya says:

    Hi Prajusha….
    This is looking excellent…. Healthy!….Nice colour….

  6. seena says:

    Nice recipe Praju, we always love palak dal combination..

  7. jeena says:

    Hi Prajusha thankyou for the reply πŸ™‚ I will try it I have yellow split peas. πŸ™‚

  8. prajusha says:

    Thank u very much.
    You’re welcome.

  9. viji says:

    Hi Prajusha, nice comfort food. Viji

  10. Happy Cook says:

    I love dal with spinach

  11. Cynthia says:

    Here are the messages I get. When I click the feed button at the top of my browser bar, it says: Feed contains errors.

    When I click the button marked Entries (RSS) at the bottom of the page it says: Some content or files on the webpage require a programme you don’t have installed.

    Just thought I’d let you know in case others were having the same problems.

  12. Cynthia says:

    Hi Hon, how are you? Love your new place and the new look. Well, you know I am a big fan of dhal and with spinach? even better πŸ™‚

    I wanted to let you know that I was updating some of my feeds but I am unable to access your feeds from your new place… πŸ™

  13. Asha says:

    Beautiful looking and healthy dish , a quick hello to you!:)

  14. prajusha says:


    Thank u

    Happy cook,

    welcome to my blog


    Thanks for letting me know abt the prob. will chek it.


    Thank u and hope u r doing good after surgery:)

  15. Yummy dal!!! i add rasam powder instead of red chilly powder!!!! Thanks for sharing it with CMT

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