How to make Dal Palak with Coconut -

Coconut masala makes this palak and dal combination more tasty.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Split Pigeon Pea, Spinach Leaves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Dal Palak with Coconut

Dal Palak with Coconut Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dal Palak with Coconut Recipe

  • Split Pigeon Pea soaked 1 cup

  • Spinach Leaves shredded 1 cup

  • Scraped fresh coconut 2 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed garlic 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat a pressure cooker. Add pigeon pea, spinach, onion and two cups of water. Mix, cover and cook under pressure till one whistle is given out. Reduce heat and cook for five minutes.

Step 2

Put coconut, tamarind paste, coriander leaves and green chilli in a grinder jar. Add a little water and grind into a fine paste.

Step 3

When pressure reduces completely, remove the cover and mix well. Place the cooker back on heat, add salt, turmeric powder and mix well and let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 4

Add ground paste and mix well and simmer for two minutes.

Step 5

Heat oil in a small non-stick tempering pan. Add garlic and sauté till it turns brown.

Step 6

Pour the tempering over the cooked dal mixture and let the mixture come to a boil again.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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