Healthy Palak Moong Dal

Did you know that spinach (palak) is a great source of iron? And moong dal is super high in protein. Together, when combined in one dish, these two create a wholesome, wholesome and nutritious Indian dinner recipe. This healthy palak moong dal can be made in just 30 minutes.

How? Cooking it in a pressure cooker. Serve it with warm phulka or enjoy it as a one-pot meal. Either way, palak moong dal tastes totally delicious and delicious.

Lentils are a great source of protein and make a great healthy dinner. With the addition of seasonal green vegetables, the simple dish transforms into a powerful recipe idea for a healthy dinner. This dish is easy to digest and perfect for children too. For those who are allergic to gluten, this is a great healthy Indian dinner recipe.

And you will be surprised to know that no onion, tomato or garlic is added. And yet he tastes so good. A simple tempering of ghee makes it exquisite. Although moong dal palak can be prepared in different ways, this is a healthy version of the dish. Make sure you don’t overcook the dal or spinach leaves as they will kill all the nutrients in the dish.


Cooking time: 30 minutes

for 4 people


1 cup yellow moong dal

1 bunch of finely chopped spinach or about 2 cups of spinach (Palak)

1 green chili

1 tablespoon grated ginger

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon red chili powder

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon of butter

A pinch of asafetida (hing)

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

juice of one lemon

fresh coriander leaves

Cooking method:

Soak green moong dal in enough water in a bowl for 15 minutes and drain.

Pressure cook the dal along with 4 cups of water, salt, ginger, and green chili.

Cook for 1 – 2 whistles over low heat. Allow the steam to naturally release from the pressure cooker.

Heat the ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and hing. Cook for a second.

Add chopped spinach and cook until softened.

For the dal cooked in the pan and stir to combine well. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.

Add the spices, taste and adjust the amount of salt.

If the consistency is too thick, add a little more water.

Drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve the healthy palak moong dal warm.

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