Palak pappu as the name suggests it is made with 2 key ingredients palak / spinach and toor dal. This is a very nutritious and healthy dal recipe and tastes best with rice and roti. I make this very often at home with fresh spinach harvested from my patio garden. For seasoning the pappu/ dal i have used sun dried chili instead of red chili as it gives distinct flavor. So lets get to the recipe!
- Palak/spinach – 1 bunch
- Toor dal/ kandi pappu – 1 cup
- Onion – 1
- Small tomato – 1
- Garlic – 2 pearls
- Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
- Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
- Water – 2 cups
- Salt to taste
How to make Palak pappu with step by step images
- Chop onions and tomatoes; triple wash spinach. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, once crackled add the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chili , garlic and pinch of turmeric powder and saute for few seconds. Now add spinach to it and saute again; then add toor dal to it along with 2 cups water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- When the pressure has subsided stir the dal mixture. Now heat oil in a small pan and fry sun dried chili ; add it to the dal mixture.
- Serve it hot with rice/ roti.