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Apr 29, 2016

Chana Palak Recipe - Chole Palak Recipe - Spinach & Chickpea Curry

This is a simple curry which taste really delicious. It is simple to make and goes great with roti, chapati, phulka, ghee rice or pulao. 

The combination of spinach and chana is really good. You can make it dry by adding less water, but i made it gravy like so it can be had with rice or chapati.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves: 4


Oil - 3 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeeragam - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 large chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Spinach - 5 to 6 cups chopped finely
Chana / Chickpeas - 4 cups cooked
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Powder - 1.5 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Water - 1 to 2 cups


Soak channa overnight. Add the soaked channa to pressure cooker, cover with water and pressure cook it for 5 whistle. After that simmer the pan and cook for 20 to 25 mins. Switch off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. 

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, and cook till golden. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute them for a min.

Add in tomatoes and cook that till mushy. Add in salt and turmeric powder and mix well.

Add in chilli and coriander powder and mix well

Now add in spinach and cook that for 5 mins or so till it wilts down.

Add in cooked chana and mix well. Add water as needed. Now cover and simmer this for 5 to 10 mins.

Now add in garam masala powder and mix well.


take all your ingredients

Chop spinach into small pieces, cook chana till it is completely cooked

heat oil in a kadai, add cumin and let them sizzle

add onions

cook till golden

add in ginger garlic paste

mix well

add in tomatoes

add in salt and turmeric powder

mix well and cook till oil separates

add in chilli and coriander powder

mix well

add in spinach

Mix well and cook that down for 5 to 6 mins

add cooked chana

add water

Mix well

cover and simmer

now the curry is almost done

add in garam masala powder

mix well


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