Palak ka salaan

This recipe is from Nita Mehta's Mughlai Vegetarian Khana book with changes to suit our taste buds.


1/2 cup bengalgram dal
2 cups chopped spinach (palak)
1 onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste

Soak the dal for 1/2 hour. Pressure cook it till soft.

Heat oil, add onions. Fry for a minute and add the tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft and add the rest of the ingredients except dal. Add some water and cook till palak is soft and done. Mash half of the cooked dal. Add the dal to the cooked spinach and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve with hot rice/rotis.
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Asha said...

I love Nita Mehta's books, I almost always change the recipes to suit our tastes as well. Salan looks so delicious! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Ginger and garam masala must add lots flavor and aroma to the dish... Healthy and nutritious dish... Dish is calling out protein too loud...

Suparna said...

Hi EC,
I too have a couple of Nita Mehta's recipe books, her recipes are damn good:)
Palak salan looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ashwini said...

Palak Salan looks yumm. Healthy and delicious

Vanamala said...

Sounds to me

notyet100 said...

even i ve neeta mehta books,..palak salan looks yum..

Le @HC said...

Surely be tasty with some rice or rotis..

Uma said...

looks so good. Yummy! :)

Ammu said...

Very interesting. sounds healthy & simple too.

aquadaze said...

this looks yum! btw, sent you my entry for WYF, hope you got it.

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