Chana Palak, Chole Palak Recipe


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Nothing sounds new about a gravy with chana and palak, right? Spoken too soon! Try out this amazingly luscious preparation of Chana Palak, and you will classify it into top class!

With a completely different gravy prepared with an assortment of spices, onion paste and a special brinjal-tomato paste, this vegetable preparation has a lingering flavour and irresistible texture, which will make you want to have another serving or two for sure!

Serve hot with Naan , Biryani , Phudina Raita and Gajar da Achaar for a complete meal experience.

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Chana Palak, Chole Palak Recipe recipe - How to make Chana Palak, Chole Palak Recipe

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  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the brinjal pieces and cook on a slow flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the brinjal pieces turn soft, while stirring ocasionally. Sprinkle a little water if required. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  2. Combine the brinjal pieces and tomatoes and blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 3 tbsp oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the cinnamon, cloves and prepared onion paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the prepared brinjal-tomato purée, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 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 lemon wedge.

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Chana Palak ( Party Recipe)
 on 10 Mar 13 11:04 PM

Chana, palak and brinjal...a very unusal combination.I was skeptical about trying the recipe but it turned out just awsome...very tasty and different than the regular chana masala.
Chana Palak ( Party Recipe)
 on 28 Oct 11 10:43 AM

Very yummy and perfect alternative to try out in party other than traditional cholas ... and spinach makes it very healthy too..