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Dal Palak Recipe – Authentic Dhaba Style

Dal Palak is very popular and a salubrious North Indian dish. Dal Palak also combines the goodness of veggies with protein. It is delicious too. Dal Palak is nowadays prepared by several households due to its high nutritional values and health benefits. Lentil and vegetables are not only beneficial for health help you achieve a balanced diet. It’s absolutely a great way to get your greens, lentils, and proteins.

It is a simple, healthy and flavorsome dal made with Palak (spinach leaves) and Moong dal, has a unique taste.

Today’s recipe is an authentic Dhaba style Dal Palak, which will remind you the roadside dhaba you have been too. Pair it with chapati, rice, green chilies and a plate of salad, your lunch (dinner) is sorted. I am sure you will surprise your folks as well.

Let’s get started with the recipe!

Dal Palak Recipe and Text Recipe Below


  • 250gm Finely Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Split Moong bean
  • 2 Finely Chopped Medium Size Onion
  • 1 Finely Chopped big size Tomato
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Finely chopped Coriander
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat a pan, add oil once its hot sprinkle cumin seeds, roast for 15-20 seconds and then add asafetida.
  2. Next, add onion, ginger garlic paste, sprinkle salt and cook until light golden.
  3. Add tomatoes, cook until they soften, and then add chopped spinach and sprinkle salt, cook stirring continuously for 2 minutes or until the water evaporates.
  4. On a low flame add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala, and lastly the boiled Moong Dal.
  5. Next, on medium heat let it cook, to increase its consistency add lukewarm water accordingly.
  6. On medium-full heat let it come to a boil, stirring occasionally, later add chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Dal Palak is ready to be served, take it out in a bowl.

Serve with chapati or rice and enjoy this delectable dal with you folks. Do let me know your experience with this recipe and also share your feedback in the comment section below.

Happy Cooking!

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