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)


faseela said...

healthy soup dear

Ambreen said...

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

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Hema said...

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

Aarthi said...

This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..


Julie said...

Delicious dal!!

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Rosh said...

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

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Deb in Hawaii said...

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

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very healthy, looks delicious!