Methi Palak Dal

Today I am posting a very healthy and tasty andhra style dal using palak, methi. Usually we prepare palak or methi individually but it tastes heavenly when used combined. I am posting this on Shh Secretly Cooking hosted by priya of Priyas Versatile Recipes . This month my partner is shama Naga Rajan of Easy2cookrecipes. She gave me green chillies, raw banana. I used green chillies and made this dal.


Toor Dal - 1 cup

Water for boiling dal

green chillies - 2-3

Palak Leaves - 1 small bunch

Methi Leaves - ! small bumch

Salt - according to taste

Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon

Tamarind - small lemon sized ball soaked


Red Chillies - 2

Oil - 2 tablespoons

Hing - a pinch

Curry Leaves - 1 stem

Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon

Urad Dal _ 1/2 teaspoon

Jeera - 1 teaspoon

    Boil the toor dal along with chopped greens n green chillies(it saves time and make more flavor full)

  • Now take a vessel and add boiled toor dal, turmeric powder, tamarind extraxt(squeze tamarind to get a thick juice and throw away the pulp), salt and water for desired consistancy and ccok in simmer.

  • Switch of the stove after 15 mintues  and transfer to a serving bowl.

  • Now heat oil in a kadai, add red chillies, mustard seeds and let it splutte, then add urad then jeera and add hing and curry leaves.

  • Take off from stove and add to dal, mix with a ladle to mix properly with dal and close with a lid not to loose tamper flavor.

  • Can be enjoyed with hot steamed rice and rotis too.