Low Calorie Palak Toor Dal Recipe

low calorie toor palak dal
low calorie toor palak dal

Yields4 ServingsDifficultyBeginner
Prep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins


CategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss Recipes



Low Calorie Palak Toor Dal Recipe


  • 2 cups spinach (palak) chopped
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal (arhar)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bayleaves (tej patta)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 2 dry kashmiri red chilli
  • 1 tsp green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • salt to tste

How to prepare

  1. Keep toor dal soaked for about 3 hours. Drain water and keep the dal aside.
  2. Add toor dal, spinach, ginger paste, green chilli, turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cook. Put 3 cups of water and cook for 2 whistles.
  3. When the steam escapes, open the lid and add the dal in a hand blender to make a coarse mixture. Keep it aside for some time.
  4. Prepare the tempering by adding oil in a pan heated on medium flame with cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, red chilli and asafoetida and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tempering to the cooked dal. Add chilli powder, mix and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes. Stir the mixture in between.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Important: Do not over-blend the dal. Keep the consistency as per requirement.

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