Channa Palak (Chickpeas with Spinach)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - cooked chickpeas
  • 1 to 2 bunches - spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 - red onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 - medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fennel seeds
  • 1 stick - cinnamon
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • A pinch of clove powder and cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • 1 tsp - mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 1 to 2 - green chillies, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste

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
  • http://chefinyou.com/

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