Lasooni Dal Palak/Lentils Soup with Spinach & Garlic

Lasooni Dal Palak is a popular Indian lentil dish. Served with rice/roti/naan. The aroma of garlic & addition of green spinach makes it one delicious dal.
Author Priya Lakshminarayan


  • To boil the dal/lentils
  • 1 cup tur dal
  • 3/4 cup moong dal
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required
  • For the tadka
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • Half inch ginger minced
  • 2 green chillies minced
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • For garnish
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp ghee


  1. Firstly, boil tur dal and moong dal with slit green chillies, salt and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker. Let it cool down. Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan. Temper mustard and cumin seeds. Then add and fry minced garlic, ginger and green chillies. Also add curry leaves and saute them for a minute or two, till the raw smell goes away. Then add onions and saute for 2 minutes till the onions turn translucent.
  2. Next add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till the tomatoes are all soft and mushy. Then add the spinach, turmeric powder and chilly powder. Mix and cook for a minute. Lastly add the cooked dal/lentils. Mix it all together. Bring the mixture to one boil and then take it off the flame.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and ghee. Lasooni Dal Palak/Lentils Soup with Spinach & Garlic is ready to be served and it looks inviting! Serve it with plain white rice or you can even enjoy this as a thick soup.