palak pappu

Palak pappu recipe, How to make palak pappu

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!

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  • 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

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How to make Palak pappu with step by step images

palak pappu

  1. 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.palak pappu
  2. 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.
  3. Serve it hot with rice/ roti.


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