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Ultra low fat recipe – delicious Arhar Dal-Palak

Include more pulses in your diet to improve your health.

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Preparing delicious food can be quite a task, and delicious food may not be good for health. There are, however, food that are easy to prepare, delicious to eat and nutritious as well. One being a simple Arhar Dal-Palak recipe.

Including more pulses in your diet may improve your health, as it lowers the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. They are a good source of folate and high in protein and other essential nutrients. Use this delicious ultra-low fat recipe to eat your way to a healthy weekend.

Serves: 4; Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes


Palak (Spinach) 1 ½ cups (chopped)

Arhar dal ½ cup

Garlic 1 clove (finely chopped)

Ginger ½ “(finely chopped)

Green chilli 1 (finely chopped)

Coriander leaves few (finely chopped)

Turmeric powder ½ tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Roasted cumin seed 1 tsp


Wash dal. Wash chopped palak thoroughly in running water.

Mix dal, palak, turmeric powder, salt, garlic, green chilli and ginger.

Add 2 ½ cups of water and pressure cook to give one whistle.

Keep on slow flame for two to three minutes.

Remove from fire.

Roast cumin seeds in a pan till it turns brown.

Add in hot dal. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with whole wheat chapaties.

Make pulses a healthy addition to your diet especially on the weekends when you prefer to eat home-made food. They are the mystery super foods with gigantic health benefits.