Chana Palak, Chole Palak Recipe


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Chana Palak, 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.

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chana palak recipe is made differently using brinjal and spinach which is normally not added to chole. This is not a traditional chole recipe but a North Indian style chole palak.

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

Some interesting tips for chana palak recipe. 1. Once the oil is hot, add brinjal pieces. Though you won’t be able to make out the distinct flavour of brinjal in the chana palak recipe, if you dislike or do not have it handy then feel free to skip it. 2. You can even make use of ghee to prepare palak chole recipe. 3. Add dried mango powder. Alternatively, you can make use of anardana powder, chaat masala or fresh lemon juice for that sour hint. 4. Add spinach. You can also make use of baby spinach if available.

Try out this amazingly luscious preparation of kabuli chana aur palak ki sabzi, and you will classify it into top class!

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

Enjoy chana palak recipe | chole palak | palak chole | chickpeas with spinach | spinach and chickpea curry | kabuli chana aur palak ki sabzi | with step by step photos and video given below.

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

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings (4serving )
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Ingredients

For Chana Palak
1 1/2 cups soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
1 cup chopped spinach (palak)
4 tbsp oil
1 cup peeled brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 small cinnamon (dalchini) sticks
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into An Onion Paste (using Little Water)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
8 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)

For The Garnish
a few onion rings
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
a lemon wedge
Method
For chana palak

    For chana palak
  1. To make chana palak recipe, 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 the chana palak hot garnished with onion rings, coriander and lemon wedge.

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For onion paste

  1. For palak chole, we will also require an onion paste. In a big mixer jar, add roughly chopped onions.
  2. Add garlic cloves.
  3. Add chopped ginger.
  4. Gradually add 2 tbsp of water.
  5. Grind this into a smooth paste and keep aside.

For brinjal-tomato puree

  1. To prepare chana palak curry recipe, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add brinjal pieces. Though you won’t be able to make out the distinct flavour of brinjal in the chana palak recipe, if you dislike or do not have it handy then feel free to skip it.
  3. Cook on a low flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the brinjal pieces turn soft, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle a little water if required to cook. Remove them from the flame and keep aside to cool slightly. Once cooled, transfer the brinjal pieces to a mixer jar.
  5. Add tomatoes.
  6. Blend in a mixer to a smooth purée. Keep aside.

How to make chana palak

  1. To make chickpeas with spinach, heat remaining 3 tbsp oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds. You can even make use of ghee to prepare chana palak recipe | chole palak | palak chole | kabuli chana aur palak ki sabzi |.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Add prepared onion paste.
  4. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally or until the onions are nicely cooked.
  5. Add the prepared brinjal-tomato purée.
  6. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add garam masala. We have used homemade garam masala powder.
  8. Add chilli powder.
  9. Add dried mango powder. Alternatively, you can make use of anardana powder, chaat masala or fresh lemon juice for that sour hint.
  10. Add coriander powder.
  11. Add salt and kabuli chana.
  12. Add ½ cup of water and mix well. At this stage you can make the drained water from the boiled kabuli chana.
  13. Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  14. Add spinach. You can also make use of baby spinach if available. 
  15. Mix well and cook on a low flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  16. Serve chana palak recipe | chole palak | palak chole | chickpeas with spinach | spinach and chickpea curry | kabuli chana aur palak ki sabzi | hot garnished with onion rings, coriander and lemon wedge. Methi Chole Recipe, Spicy Chole, Peshawari Chole are some other chole recipes from our website that you might love to try!
Accompaniments

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Masala Paratha ( Desi Khana) 
Spinach Stuffed Parathas 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy274 cal
Protein6.6 g
Carbohydrates23.7 g
Fiber11.9 g
Fat16.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium24 mg

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Reviews

Chana Palak ( Party Recipe)
5
 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)
5
 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..