Friday, October 14, 2011

Chole Palak (Chickpeas and Spinach Curry)

Chole Palak is a great combo as it amalgamates protien and iron into one dish. It's a super healthy and tasty option for dinner or lunch. It can be easy to make if you have a can of chickpeas and some frozen chopped spinach.

Ingredients:
1. Chole, 1 can, washed and drained.
2. Chopped spinach, 400g or so
3. Oil
4. Tomato paste, 2 tbsp
5. Onion, sliced
6. Ginger, grated.
7. Green chili, 3, minced
8. Heeng
9. Chana masala, 3-4 tsp to taste
10. 1-2 tsp cumin powder
11. 1 tsp coriander powder
12. 1 tsp turmeric powder
13. Salt and chili powder to taste.

Instructions:
1. Heat a wok.
2. Add oil then add cumin and heeng.
3. When the cumin turns dark brown, add green chili, onion, and ginger.
4. When the onions turn golden brown, add tomato paste.
5. Mix well until the paste leaves the oil.
6. Add turmeric powder, chana masala, coriander powder, spinach and half cup water.
7. Cover and cook until the spinach melts.
8. Add chickpeas and some more water.
9. Add salt and asjust seasoning as necessary.
10. Cover and cook to a desired consistency.

Serve warm with Roti.

Inspired by Manjula's Kitchen.

4 comments:

Jay said...

sounds hearty n irresistable..cant wait to giv a try now..;)
Tasty Appetite

Priya said...

Who will say no to this healthy dish,definitely not me..

Hetal Patel said...

wow... very nice and healthy combination....as u know I love chana...so definitely try this one...

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