Millets-Dal Palak

August 7, 2020


-1/4 cup masoor dal

-1/4 cup moong dal

-2 cups spinach (chopped)

-1 green chillies

-1 tsp cumin seed

-1/4 tsp asafoetida

-1 tsp red chilli powder

-1 cup millets


Step 1

Cook millets with 2 cups of water and keep them aside.

Step 2

Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder and asafoetida for 5-6 whistles.

Step 3

Mash the dal and keep aside. Heat a stainless steel pan dry roast cumin seeds Add chopped green chillies, spinach, red chilli powder and saute for a few minutes until the spinach is soft.

Step 4

Add the mashed dals mix well to get a thick consistency Add salt to taste. You can add more water to adjust consistency. Serve with cooked millet.

Health Benefits

This helps to reduce cholesterol levels as they have high levels of soluble fibre. It is a  great source of folate and magnesium. It helps to keep your heart healthy. It helps to prevent constipation and digestive disorders such as IBS and diverticulosis. It also helps to stabilize blood sugar.  Millets have the ability to protect the heart, prevent insulin resistance, improve the digestive system, boost the immune system, improve the health of the respiratory system, detoxify the body and increase energy levels. 


Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

iThrive’s biggest focus is to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to do this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This is just one of those recipes.

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.