Spinach & Masoor Dal-Pressure Cooker#MultiCookerMonday

Palak With Red Masoor Dal nutritious, healthy, wholesome and packed with protein and fiber.  It's very delicious and tasty.  Usually this is made with tur dal/pigeon pea, but, do try this with red lentil and you will love it.  This is made in the pressure cooker so it quick  to make.

1/2 Cup Masoor Dal/Red Lentil
2 Green chillies - slit
1 Teaspoon Level Ginger Garlic paste
3/4 Teaspoon Level Sea Salt or to taste
1 Small Onion -chopped
1 Medium Tomato -chopped
21/2 Cups Water

1 Bundle Palak / Spinach Leaves

For the Tadka  
2 Tablespoon Oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seed
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin seed
2 Whole Dried Red Chillies
1 Tablespoon Bottle Masala
A Sprig Curry Leaves

Wash the  palak  leaves well. Remove the stems and take only the leaves. Keep it aside in a colander to drain the excess water.

Blanch the spinach and blend it with an immersion blender. Keep aside. 

Wash the masoor dal. In a pressure pan add the dal, onion, green chillies, tomatoes,  salt and 2 cups water.  Cover with a lid and on high flame take one whistle.  Reduce the flame to low and keep it for 5 -7 minutes.  Switch off the flame and set it aside till the cooker cools. 
When it cools  open the cooker and add the palak,  give it a good mix, taste for salt and dal consistency, add the remaining water and if necessary add more.  Keep it again on low flame to simmer for 5 - 7 minutes, stirring it in between.  
For the Tadka   
In a small pan heat oil mustard  and cumin seeds, when they crackle add the dried red chillies,  curry leaves and give it stir.   Switch off the flame and wait for a minute.  Now add a tablespoon of bottle masala. 
Pour the prepared dal in a serving bowl and add the tadka and serve.  
Enjoy this with boiled/steamed rice.

Labels :  Dal, Masoor dal, Palak Leaves, Pressure Cooker, Healthy, Main course, Multicooker Monday,  Vegan, Gluten free, East Indian

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. We love spicy masoor dal! Next time I make it, I'm adding spinach. Thanks for the inspiration, Sneha!

  2. Love the flavor profile and the addition of spinach to this dal.

  3. Yummm! That looks so flavorful!

  4. This looks really good, and you are inspiring me to use my stove top pressure cooker.

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  6. This sounds delicious and looks so pretty, with the different colors swirled around each other.

  7. If you’re a cook and got through last year without bumping into people who couldn’t stop talking about their Instant Pots — or any of the other multifunctional electric perfect pressure cooker on the market (Breville and Cuisinart both make versions) — then you won’t have to wait much longer.