Mar 30, 2012

Chana Palak (Chickpeas With Spinach)

Chana Palak is delightful and tasty dish from the Punjabi cuisine.This famous Indian side dish combines nutritious spinach & healthy chickpeas to create a hearty curry. One of the most loved Indian combo where cooked chickpeas is mixed along with sauteed spinach, seasoned and served warm with roti or rice.

Ingredients :

Chick peas / kabuli chana : 1 cup
spinach / palak - 1 cup, nicely chopped
Onion - 1, chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Red chilli - 1, chopped
Toamto puree - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Chana masala powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method :

Soak the chick peas over night and pressure cook this and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add cuin seeds when seeds are splutter then add onion, fry until golden brown.

Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped chilli and all spice powder, fry for this few minutes.

Now add chopped spinach and tomato puree, cook this for 2 to 3 minutes.

Then add cooked chana and little water, cook for another 5-10 minutes.

Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

 Sending this to Radhika's "Let’s Cook #13 ~ Greens ", Amy's "Hot & Spicy Treats - Festive Food", Vardhini's "Love Lock Series - Legumes" and Umm Mymoonah's "Healthy Morsels- Pregnancy" event and Chef Al dente's "Gimme Green" event


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