1st March 2024

Palak Moong Bhaji

Palak Moong Bhaji

The goodness of spinach and husked green gram come together in this simple to make Palak Moong Bhaji. You can serve it with chapatis or as a side.

Serves: A Family of Four

Prep. Time: 15 Mins + 60 Mins. (soaking)

Cooking Time: 15 Mins.


  • Palak [Spinach] – 1 big bunch (300 gms)
  • Yellow Moong Dal [Husked Green Gram] – 3 tbsp.
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 2 small
  • Light Green Chillies (slit & cut into small pieces) – 2
  • Garlic (lightly crushed) 4 to 6 cloves
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

Step 1:     Wash the moon dal and soak for an hour.

Step 2:     Wash the palak well and chop fine.

Step 3:     Heat the oil in a pan and add the crushed garlic, green chillies and onion and sauté on medium heat till soft. Then add the turmeric powder and sauté for 30 seconds on low heat.

Preparation of Palak Moong Bhaji

Step 4:     Drain the dal and add to the pan. Sauté for a minute. Then and the chopped palak, ½ tsp. salt or as needed and mix well for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. hot water. Cover with a lid and continue cooking on low heat for 6 to 8 minutes.

Preparation of Palak Moong Bhaji
Preparation of Palak Moong Bhaji

Step 5:     Later switch off the heat. Do not remove the lid. Allow to stand for another 10 minutes.

Preparation of Palak Moong Bhaji

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