This no-nonsense Spinach Curry will definitely be a change from all the routine gravy curries loaded with spices. I found this curry to be a very basic and nutritious way to consume the greens. The protein in the Moong dal is a definite plus!! My kids loved this so much that it has become a regular at home.

So for BM#8 Day 3 check out this dry curry made using just 5 ingredients. Feel free to add onions and garlic if preferred.

Palak Moong Dal Curry

Ingredients -

1. Palak / Spinach Chopped 3 cups
2. Moong Dal/Pesarapappu 1/4 cup
3. Green Chillies 1-2 (or as needed)
4. Coconut Powder For garnish
5a. Salt as needed
5b. Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few, Dry Red Chillies 1-2)

Method Of Preparation -

Soak Moong dal for about 20-30 min (or soak for 5 min in hot water) and set aside.

Palak Moong Dal Curry

In a heated sauce pan/wok/kadai, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are brown enough, add the finely chopped spinach and the drained moong dal. 

Add in the finely chopped green chillies and saute for about 10 min until the moong dal is cooked through and the spinach is dry.

Sprinkle adequate salt and remove from fire.

Serve hot with rice and enjoy the simple spinachy flavor to the fullest!!

Do check to see what my fellow marathoners are up to here.

Preparation Time 15 min 
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini on Thursday, August 18, 2011


  1. Ramya Says:
  2. perfectly it.

  3. sushma Says:
  4. I too make this regularly. Love this curry soo much.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Quick and healthy curry, can have with a bowl of rice.

  7. simple delicious and my favourite too

  8. Usha Says:
  9. What coincidence!! I was thinking of making this for the marathon, not the dry one though.. I was thinking of the wet one, palak moong dal.. For some reason decided against it.

    Simple, easy and filling curry.

  10. divya Says:
  11. Wow that looks absolutely tempting curry.

  12. My fav kind of healthy stir-fry... love it..

  13. Radhika Says:
  14. I love keerais very much and this looks very appetizing.

  15. delicious method for greens.. yummy..

  16. Prathima Rao Says:
  17. Makes for a healthy, delish & satisfying meal!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. never made a dry version...super addition to my menu..thnx dear:)

  19. Padmajha Says:
  20. Sounds so simple yet very nutritious...

  21. good one n healthy

  22. Spandana Says:
  23. A simple and healthy recipe.. like it :-)

  24. Sobha Shyam Says:
  25. so delicious and healthy...simple recipe

  26. Archana Says:
  27. Quick, healthy and delicious. What more do you need?

  28. Srivalli Says:
  29. Looks very nice Harini, I have never made a dry dish with this combo, will surely have to make it sometime!

  30. Suma Gandlur Says:
  31. We make it too. Sometimes we replace the moong with toordal.

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