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Comfort Food - Post 25

Methi Palak Dal is a delicious combination of greens and lentils which come together to create magic! A super comfort food option! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup channa dal (use toor dal if you want to)
  • 2 bunches methi fresh (fengureek)
  • 3 bunches palak fresh (spinach)
  • 8 - 10 shallots or baby onions
  • 1 tomato large chopped
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera seeds
  • 2 - 3 green chillies
  • 2 - 3 chillies dry (red)
  • 1 tamarind medium sized ball
  • 7 - 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp sambhar powder optional
  • 1 tsp corriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  • Wash and chop methi and palak leaves finely.
  • Boil together with dal, chopped tomato, slit green chillies, salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Let the steam escape.
  • Soak tamarind in warm water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard jeera seeds to it.
  • After they turn brown and start spluttering add the urad dal, channa dal, curry leaves and dry red chillies.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes till the dal browns a little.
  • Add onions to the same and fry them till golden brown.
  • Add all dry masalas, fry for another minute.
  • Add the dal, mash a bit along with the tamarind water.
  • Let it simmer for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Serve hot with rotis or rice


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