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.
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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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.