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Channa Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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How to Make Channa Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

  • In a pan, heat 1 tsp oil.
  • Add cumin, fennel, cinnamon, cardamom powder and bay leaf. Saute till you get the aroma.
  • Add the onions and then ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute until onions soften.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies along with the rest of the seasoning including salt.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of water and increase the heat.
  • Cook until the tomatoes break down and become like a gravy.
  • Reduce heat and discard the bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • Add the chopped spinach on top. Let it wilt slightly.
  • Add the chickpeas and close with lid.
  • Cook until the spinach wilts completely.
  • Stir to combine, add more seasoning if required.
  • You can add more water and mash a few of the chickpeas to create a thick consistency.
  • Serve hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Dhivya Karthik