Palak dal

As part of my series on cleaning out my pantry and freezer, this is another recipe which I threw together based on what I wanted to use! 

It is a curry spotlighting spinach and dal (lentils). One primary driver for choosing the recipe I did from Veg Recipes from India blog is that it is onion-less. I actually ran out of onions today after cooking a chili and making stock.

I used as many ingredients as I could, but made substitutions where I didn’t have what was called for (green chilies and red chili powder and the two specified dals).

  • 3/4 small green lentils (from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1-10oz frozen package of Birds Eye chopped spinach
  • Sprinkle of jalapeno pepper powder
  • Around 2 tbsp of ginger paste
  • 2-3 ts cumin seeds
  • 1/2 ts Hing
  • 1/2-1 ts tumeric
  • Sprinkle of chili powder and cayenne pepper 
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee
  • 3 okras chopped

I followed the instructions as advised. Early taste tests indicate that the dish is super tasty! Can’t wait to have it with rice after a night of the flavors melding!