Chana Palak ( Healthy Heart Recipe)


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Chana Palak, a luscious preparation of chickpeas, cooked in a mild gravy of spinach, flavoured with onions, tomatoes, and other common spices and pastes, is a wonderful accompaniment for sumptuous whole wheat parathas or brown rice.

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Creamy white chana and vibrant spinach are a match made in heaven, not only due to their complementary good looks, flavour and texture, but also the heart-friendly blend of nutrients and fibre. Chana Palak, a luscious preparation of chickpeas, cooked in a mild gravy of spinach, flavoured with onions, tomatoes, and other common spices and pastes, is a wonderful accompaniment for sumptuous whole wheat parathas or brown rice. Serve immediately, to enjoy the fresh flavour and texture.

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Makes 4 servings
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Method
  1. Blend the spinach in a mixer to a smooth purée and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the onions, garlic and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the onions turn golden brown in colour. Add a little water to avoid the onions from sticking to the kadhai.
  4. Add the spinach purée, tomatoes and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the kabuli chana and salt, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot with whole wheat parathas or brown rice.
Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFibre
117 kcal 5.5 gm 17.1gm 1.7 gm 8.2 mg
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Foodie #618511September 15, 2014

I have always made corn palak, paneer palak, but chana palak is something different. I tried this recipe and like it because it is not spicy yet tasty. I served it with whole wheat parathas. It makes a perfect healthy meal.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013by The lazy Chef

This recipe was very easy to make, light and tasty. Ensure that the onions are well cooked. Love the healthy spinach!

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Reviewed May 02, 2013by Big Foodie

Lovely combo of spinach with chick peas.

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Reviewed September 15, 2014by Foodie #618511

I have always made corn palak, paneer palak, but chana palak is something different. I tried this recipe and like it because it is not spicy yet tasty. I served it with whole wheat parathas. It makes a perfect healthy meal.

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