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palak moong dal / dal palak

Palak moong dal recipe with step-wise pictures and video recipe. Palak moong dal kulambu is a healthy, flavorful side dish for rice prepared with palak and moong dal as main ingredients. This kulambu is interesting way to include greens in our diet and loading with proteins and Iron. This can also be served as side dish for chapathi and dosa.

palak moong dal / dal palak

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Total time required : 20 minutes

No. Of serving : 3-4


  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Vadagam – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Salt – as required
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – pinch


  • Garlic – 6 pods
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Palak leaves – 1 bunch


1. Wash moong dal and take it in a pressure cooker. Add chopped tomatoes and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

2. Once pressure releases, mash the dal slightly and keep aside.

3. Heat a pan adding tsp of oil, add garlic pods and saute until golden. Now add green chilli and washed palak leaves.

4. Saute until it shrinks and allow it to cool. Add it to mixer along with little water and grind into paste. Keep aside.


1. Heat a pan adding oil, add vadagam or mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add curry leaves and chopped onion. Saute until translucent.

2. Now add the grounded palak paste and cook for a minute. Add the cooked dal along with required water.

3. Bring this to boil, add required salt, asafoetida, chilli powder and sambar powder. Stir well and cook for 5-10 minutes in medium flame.

4. Once done, switch off the flame and garnish with Coriander leaves.

5. Serve hot for rice with appalam or poriyal.

palak moong dal / dal palak

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