Khatta Palak Dal Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Khatta Palak Dal Recipe


Khatta Palak Dal |Palak Dal || How to make khatta palak dal with step-by-step photos

Khata palak dal  is a sour green leafy vegetable, a smaller version of spinach leaves, It is slightly sour to taste, very tasty, and delicious, it is a seasoned vegetable not available throughout the year as spinach
A luscious dish that can be pepped up even more by adding spices, chana dal, and spinach 

I made that palak by mixing it with spinach and chana dal. Khatta palak isn’t cooked alone always is prepared with half a quantity of spinach, You can add a variety of ingredients like potatoes, koftas, dumplings, etc. To make various gravy dishes


The main ingredients are sorrel, spinach, lentil, tomatoes and a few spices let's go ahead to learn how to make sorrel with lentils

To prepare this recipe is cooked in a clay pot for enhancing the taste if available easily...


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To prepare sorrel with lentils first wash the chana dal then soak it in hot water at least for 30 minutes


Take all the ingredients and prepare them all


Heat the oil/ghee in the pot/cooker and put onion slices saute them for 3-5 minutes Then put chopped garlic into the onion and fry them further


Until the onion turns slightly brown put chopped tomatoes, Cook
 the tomatoes until soft


Start to add spices and cumin seeds first then stir well on medium flame, Put chana dal in the cooker, and fry them with onion on a medium flame for around 5 minutes


Then add green chilies and crushed red chili flakes, keep stirring by adding other dry spices


Add salt and stir to mix well, fry chana dal with onion on medium-low heat until the oil is separated


Put mixed sorrel and spinach, and stir to combine well for 5 minutes


Once they are mixed well pour 1 cup of hot and boiled water, bring it to a boil then close the cooker lid and let it cook for 10 minutes 


Simmer khatta palak for 5 minutes on low heat


Transfer to the serving dish/bowl Khatta palak with chana dal is ready to serve


Khatta palak with chana dal can be served with naan,rotis, and rice


Khatta Palak Dal is a sour green leafy vegetable, a smaller version of spinach leaves, it is slightly sour to taste, very tasty, and delicious...

  1. 250g, sorrel/khatta palak
  2. 250g, spinach/palak
  3. 1 medium size, onion slice
  4. 2 medium size, chopped tomatoes
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1 ½ tsp, crushed red chili
  7. 1 tbsp, crushed coriander powder
  8. ½ tsp, turmeric powder
  9. 1 tbsp, chopped garlic cloves
  10. 1 tsp, cumin seeds
  11. 4-6 pieces, of long green chilies
  12. 1 cup, of chana dal soaked in water
  13. 1 cup, desi ghee/ghee
How to make Khatta Palak?
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, then add the onion slices
  2. Sauté on a medium flame after a few minutes put chopped garlic cloves and fry them with onion slices
  3. Keep frying till turns slightly brown in color
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook it until soften
  5. Once tomatoes are soft put cumin seeds and further fry them on medium flame
  6. Now add soaked chana dal along with green chilies
  7. Stir well then put crushed red chili powder, crushed coriander seeds, turmeric powder, and salt
  8. Stir to combine well, then add mixed sorrel and spinach together
  9. Stir to mix well with chana masala for 5-10 minutes until the oil is separated
  10. Now pour 1 cup of boiled and hot water and bring it to boil
  11. Close the pressure cooker lid, after whistling let it cook for about 10-12 minutes
  12. Note, if you are using a simple pot then cook khatta palak with chana dal for around 30 minutes on a low-medium flame
  13. Remove the lid and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes
  14. Khatta Palak is ready to serve
  15. Transfer to the serving dish and serve hot….
  16. Khatta palak with chana dal can be served with naan,rotis, and rice 
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