Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ground Palak dhal/ Toor Dhal Palak Soup/Palak Soup

Ground Palak dhal/Palak Dhal Soup/

 Generally greens like Palak (Spinach) are very healthy for all. Palak has more iron content.  It is especially good for kids, anemic people , pregnant women and elderly  people.

Toor dhal – 100 grams
Turmeric powder – ¼ tspn

For grinding ( to roast and to grind) 

Palak (Spinach) – 1 full bunch
Tomato – 2 ( chopped)
Onion – 2  (chopped)
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste

For tempering:

Ghee – 1 tspn
Oil – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tspn.


Wash and cook the dhal in a pressure cooker. Let it cool. Keep it aside.
Heat  a  large pan.   Add oil and  cumin seeds. Then add onion, tomato, palak, red chili powder, and salt.
 Stir well.   Add enough  water and  cook for 5 minutes over low heat.
Once onion, tomato, and palak are cooked, Let it cool.
Grind the cooked dhal and palak mixture in a blender (mixer) to a fine paste.
In separate pan, heat the ghee + oil and  cumin seeds. Add the ground paste and let it boil for 5 minutes.
You can serve it to your family,  either as a  soup or mash it with plain rice and serve it as a meal.  


 you can add 1 tspn coconut powder, and 2 tbspn tamarind pulp and cook it with the palak mixture before you grind. 

nithu bala's Healthy food for healthy kids Feb - Mar hosted by kiran
and kahakai's kitchen souper sundays,roshelchef's gimme green event,

(linking to saras yummy bite dish with 30 minutes soups and salad)


  1. Yummy looking palak daal, delicious & healthy! I've shared an award with you, please check it out :)

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  2. Very healthy with both veggies and protein from dal, superb..

  3. Excellent recipe! Apt for my ongoing event. Thanks a lot for linking this :) Looking forward to more of your recipes!

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  4. It looks both healthy and delicious--I love all the spice in here. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen!


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