1. Dal can be soaked for few hours before making palak dal. However, it can also be made directly,
2. Soaking the dal tenderizes the dal quickly.
3. Tomatoes can be added as an optional ingredient while pressure cooking the dal .
4. Additional ingredients can be added in the tadka such as garlic and black lentils for enhanced flavor.
5.Adding oil while pressure cooking the dal speeds up the process of tenderizing the dal.