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Palak Kudampuli Dhal | Side-dish for Roti/Paratha/Rice

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Palak Kudampuli Dhal

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Serves: 3

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Red Lentil – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

To Grind (Masala Paste):

  • Roughly chopped baby spinach – 1 1/2 cups
  • Soaked Dried Kudampuli/Garcinia Cambogia – 1
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch

For seasoning(Paanch Puran spices):

  • Mustard seeds – 1/8tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/8tsp
  • Kalonji – 1/8 tsp

Get started:

  • Dry roast the lentil, rinse it well and soak for at-least 6 hrs.
  • Boil the lentil with little turmeric until mushy.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds pop, add rest of the seasoning ingredients and let it fry for 3 seconds on low flame.
  • Add the masala paste, little water and cook it covered till raw smell goes off.
  • Add cooked dhal &  salt and cook covered on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle olive oil and garnish it with finely chopped cilantro.

Healthy and tasty Dhal is Ready! Serve warm with plain rice/ roti/ paratha.


  • Dry roasting and soaking the lentils helps in better digestion.
  • Replace Spinach with any greens.
  • Read the benefits of Kudampuli here.



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