Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dal Palak Kerala Style

We have come up with a mallu twist to the regular dal palak (spinach dal). Mallu means having something to do with coconut and here it is. This curry takes the least amount of time to make and goes great with anything on the side. So defenitely give this nutrients packed yummy dal a try.

Prep Time: 25 mins

Toor Dal: 1/2 Cup
Spinach(chopped): 1/3 cup
Garlic pods: 1-2
Green chillies: 2-3
Grated Coconut: 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Dried red chillies: 2-3
Curry leaves: few

Pressure cook the toor dal with salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garlic pods and the chopped spinach in about 1 1/4 cups of water.
Meanwhile grind the grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a fine paste. When you take off the pressure whistle from the cooker, stir everything and keep on low heat. Add the ground coconut mixture to this and let evrything come to a good boil. Adjust the salt and spices. Finally heat some oil for the seasoning. Splutter the mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves. Add to curry and the nadaan dal palak is ready. Serve hot with rice or rotis.


  1. Dal and green such a healthy combination

  2. Ohh thats my favourite.....Looks perfect...
    Ya very true... V cant go without this special Nut called Coconut :]

  3. Delicious palak dal,makes me hungry..

  4. Yummy and delicious palak dal.. looks really good.. thanks for the recipe :)

  5. Such a comfort combination and with that addition of coconut, you definitely won over me..Looks absolutely adipoli tto...

  6. ente fav!!!! adipoli ayittundu kto...

  7. my mom used to make this....tempting and delicious!!

  8. I would prepare it atleast twice in a month ,utterly yummylicious n goes well with rice n ghee.Nice click .

  9. hi
    dal palak is a typical weeknight dish in our home..have to try this kerala type recipe tho'


  10. Lovely dish...healthy and yummy.


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