Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

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Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this North Indian starter for a health book!

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Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) recipe - How to make Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 kebabs
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For The Chana Dal Mixture
1 1/2 cups soaked and cooked chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 cups thick spinach purée
1 1/2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
2 tsp garam masala
3 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
salt to taste

For Serving
garlic chutney
For the chana dal mixture

    For the chana dal mixture
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the spinach purée and cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously, for 1 to 2 minutes or till the water evaporates.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients along with the chana dal mixture and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture becomes very dry.
  4. Cool slightly and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  5. Roll out each portion into a 67 mm. (2½”) thin flat round kebab.
  6. Heat a non- stick tava (griddle) and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil and cook each kebab on a slow flame, using ? tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve hot with garlic chutney.

Spinach and Chana Kebab (Diabetic-friendly Recipe) Video of Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per kebab
Energy110 cal
Protein5 g
Carbohydrates15.8 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium42.6 mg

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Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 01 Mar 19 07:04 PM

Could I use gram flour (Chickpea) for this recipe instead of Cornflour?
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Tarla Dalal    Hey, We have not tried using it but, it should serve the purpose of binding everything together so, yes you can add besan.
05 Mar 19 03:35 PM
epominandas    Thanks for the response. I can tell you that it worked very well using besan instead of cornflour. Lovely recipe.
05 Mar 19 08:04 PM
Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 14 Aug 16 08:19 AM

It''d be nice to describe the cooking method for the Chana Dal as the glossary isn''t very detailed.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Leroy, You can use the below method to cook the chana dal. Wash and soak the chana dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 1 hour. Drain well. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the chana dal and salt and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for 15 -20 minutes or till the dal is cooked.
16 Aug 16 10:07 AM
Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 04 Sep 12 11:01 AM