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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dal and Palak Soup

Heart warming and healthy, soups are the way to go whether you are following a weight loss regimen or suffering from any malady. Sometimes, it can be just the balmy weather conditions that attract one to a glorious bowlful. And this is one of the easiest soups that I have ever come across.

Read on for the recipe -

Preparation Time - 15 mins

Ingredients -

  • a fistful of yellow lentils / toor dal
  • 1/2 cup shredded baby spinach
  • 2-3 tsp carrot juliennes (optional)
  • 1 tsp ginger juliennes
  • a dash of pepper
  • salt to taste

Preparation - Wash the baby spinach, drain and keep aside.

Cooking - Wash the lentil and transfer to a pressure cooker with 1 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt. Cook for 3 whistles. Keep aside till steam escapes.

Slightly mash the lentils. Transfer the contents into a saucepan. Add some more warm water to bring it to the desired consistency. Bring to a boil and adjust the salt.

Add the shredded spinach and carrot. Boil for 2-3 mins.

Sprinkle ground pepper and ginger juliennes just before turning off the flame.

Serve hot.


  1. Can I put the spinach in the pressure cooker as well? I know it would lose the crunchiness; but I have been asked to stay away from tough fiber because my body cannot digest them. Yet, I do need the nutrients of the greenies.

    1. Yes, you can cook it along with the dal in the cooker if cannot take it raw...that will alter the taste/texture but the nutritional value will not change

  2. Btw, I don't want to miss a single post. But, I could not find the email subscription box. Did I miss it or is it not really an option?

    1. Thank you for pointing this out to me..it was actually lost in the sea of ads and other features...I have moved it to the left corner of the page..right in the beginning..do subscribe to my blog

  3. Food and drink is an integral part of one’s life, so it’s no surprise that when on holiday, some people like to indulge in one or the other or maybe even both.


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