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Dal Palak in Kerala Style

Dal Palak in Kerala Style

Here in Johannesburg Veg options are always less for us. Once in Fruit & Veg store I was wondering what to buy, when my husband told me about this combination which north indians used to make. I thought to make it in Kerala style and it turned out to be a very good side dish. We prepare it once every week.

Dal Palak in Kerala Style Recipe


  • Dal – 100g
  • Palak – 250g
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Small onion – 4
  • Curry leaves – 8
  • Green Chilli – 3
  • Dry red chilli – 3
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Sliced coconut pieces (thengakothu) – ¼ cup
  • Oil
  • Salt

(Note: 1 Cup = 250ml, Vary the amount of chilli as per your spice level)



  • Cook dal in a pressure cooker and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add sliced small onions and curry leaves.
  • Once onion is soft add ginger garlic paste and green chilli. Cook for 4-5 min.
  • Add sliced coconut pieces (thengakothu), dry red chilli and turmeric powder and cook for 2-3 min.
  • Add palak and cooked dal and mix well. Cook pan covered for 4-5 min.
  • Mix well again and cook without lid till it becomes dry.
  • Server hot with rice.




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