Chana Palak ( Healthy Subzi Recipe)


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Chana Palak is a mouthwatering subzi that makes you feel satisfied not just about the taste but the health aspects too! A nutrient-rich combination of spinach and white chick peas is enhanced with not one but two flavourful pastes – one of onions, and another of brinjals and tomatoes. Together with other common spices and spice powders, these pastes play a huge role in transforming the spinach and chick peas into a stunning show-stopper subzi!

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  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the brinjal, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the brinjal turn soft, while stirring occassionally. Sprinkle a little water if required. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Combine the brinjal and tomatoes and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds and dry roast on a slow flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the cinnamon, cloves and prepared onion paste and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle a little water if required to avoid the onions from burning.
  5. Add the prepared brinjal-tomato paste and dry roast on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
  6. Add the garam masala, chilli powder, dried mango powder, coriander powder, salt, kabuli chana and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the spinach, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot garnished with onion rings, coriander and a lemon wedge.
Nutrient values per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin AVitamin CZincIron
162 kcal 6.6 gm 23.8 gm 4.4 gm 1293.2 mcg 23.8 mg 1.1mg 2.1 gm
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 on 10 Jan 13 04:14 PM

I was not very sure about this recipe after reading use of brinjal in the paste....but it turned out to be a lip-smacking subzi...there is no taste of brinjal at all....and soo nutritious. All mothers out there can serve this recipe to their kids who hates brinjal like me....:)
 on 02 Jan 13 04:22 PM

Very tasty and easy to make. Gives the boring palak a new taste. Must try. Goes well with roti.
 on 15 Oct 10 01:44 PM

Never thought chana can be made so interesting by cooking with spinach, onion garlic paste and most importantly brinjal and tomato mixture. brinjals and spinach i know are rich in iron hence i make this recipe for my daughter to slyly include theese veggies in her daily diet. when bored of eating usual pulse subzis do try this one coz it scores a full 4 star rating from me and my fly.