Spinach and Dal Curry

Spinach Dal is a simple and delicious vegetarian side made with Toor dal and spinach. It’s a great way to get the greens into your diet and an easy pressure cooker recipe. Try this recipe with Chapati, Paratha or Rice, and you have a nutritionally complete meal.


November 30, 2015
: 6-8
: 15 min
: 20 min
: 35 min
: Medium


  • 2 1/2 cups Spinach (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup cup Toor Dal/ Lentils
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 4 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Step 1 Wash the Toor dal well, so it’s not too sticky when cooked. And soak it in water for 15 minutes.
  • Step 2 Cook the dal, spinach, green chillies and garlic in the pressure cooker with 2 cups of water and turmeric powder for about 3 whistles or 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Step 3 Heat oil in a deep pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Step 4 Add in the chopped onions and curry leaves, saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Step 5 Add in chopped tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Step 6 Open the pressure cooker, pour in the spinach and dal mixture into the pan. Season with salt and mix well.
  • Step 7 Let the curry come to a boil. Turn off the flame and serve hot.




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