Monday, November 23, 2009

Channa dal palak

Channa dal palak is yet another Punjabi recipe from Parul’s stable. Thank you Parul for the beautiful picture and tasty recipe. Rich in iron and protein, channa dal Palak is a very good recipe for kids who otherwise don’t like to have palak as it has channa that they will love to have. Palak is spinach in English and paalakura in telugu.

Preparation time: 20-30 minutes

Serves: 4


Spinach leaves (palak/paalakura) 1 cup(400 gms/2 bunches)
Chick peas (Kabuli channa/senagalu) 1 cup(200 gms)
Finely chopped medium sized onion 1
Big tomato 1
Green chillies 2
Ginger 1 tsp
Refined cooking oil 4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder (dhania powder) 1 tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste


Chop 400 gms SPINACH, grate a big tomato, slit the green chillies.

Wash the chana dal.

Pressure cook 1 cup of channa dal, chopped spinach, pinch of salt, chopped green chilli, and a pinch turmeric. After 4-5 whistles allow to cook on simmer for 10-15 mins.

Add oil in pan/kadai (bandli/mookudu).Add onions and ginger. Once the onions are golden brown, add tomatoes and leave to cook for 2-4 mins. Add pinch of red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt to taste and a pinch of turmeric.

Add this mixture to the boiled vegetable and dal, leave on simmer for 5 mins.

Channa dal palak is ready to serve. Channa dal palak is a perfect combo with phulkas or any of the Indian bread. It also goes well with any of the flavored rice or just plain rice. Bite a green chilly in between for the extra spice.


Pavan said...


akhila.s said...

yuuummmm .. :p

Rekha said...

healthy and nutritous too..

chef jay said...

I'm not sure what this is but looks delicious to me. The presentation helped a lot. Cheers!

Pratnee said...

@ Pavan and Akhila: :D

@ Rekha: Yes, it is a nutritious recipe

@ Chef jay: Thank you. Glad you liked it:)

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