Dhaba style dal palak is dal (lentils) cooked with palak (spinach). This restaurant famous spinach dal is full of flavours, economical and loaded with nutritions! Comforting and tasty dal palak it easy to make! Best when paired with rice or roti...PURE BLISS!
Rinse dal 2 to 3 times. Soak dal in enough water for about 20 minutes. Pressure cook the soaked dal in enough water with ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder for about 2 to 3 whistles(i.e pressure cook dal for 20 minutes).
Note : Pressure cooked dal for mentioned time will give you mushy texture dal and that's how we want it. If you are after slightly gritty textured dal, pressure cook for lesser time probably about 10 to 12 minutes.
Pro-Tip : While cooking dal add generous pinch of turmeric powder and 5-6 cloves of garlic.
Note : You can skip red child powder and just add green chilies like you see in the recipe video. If adding red child powder, note the color of the dal would change.
I love yellow-dish dal, so I skipped red chili powder.
To get the BEST results -
ALWAYS serve dal palak immediately hot with steamed rice. With a spoon full of ghee (clarified butter) over piping hot dal .... outrageously DELICIOUS!!