Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Palak Chole - Chana Palak - Chickpeas In Spinach Gravy Recipe

Chole Palak By Veggie Recipe House



Whenever we think of chole, chole bhature, chana masala comes in our mind. But chole (Chickpeas) with palak (spinach) makes a great combination, in health and taste both. Chana Palak is a delicious recipe. Chickpeas are cooked in spinach gravy with onions and tomatoes.

Palak Chole can be relished with naan, roti or paratha.

Recipe Video:



Palak Chole - Chana Palak Recipe


Ingredients 
  • Spinach (Palak) - 1 bunch (200gm)
  • Chickpeas (Chole) - 1 cup
  • Onion finely chopped - 1 big
  • Tomato chopped - 2 medium 
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaf - 1 
  • Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Turmeric - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Salt To Taste
  • Garlic minced - 2 cloves
  • Ginger chopped - 1/2 tbsp 
Preparations
  1. Soak Chickpeas (Chole) overnight or 8 hours.
  2. Then drain the water and wash with fresh water.  Add in to pressure cooker with 4 cups of water and salt. 
  3. Cover the lid and cook for 5-6 whistles about 20 minutes.
  4. let the pressure go by itself  and open the lid.
  5. Once the chole is soft drain the water and keep chole aside for later use.
  6. Now add water in a heated pan add spinach and boil for 5 minutes. After that take out the spinach in fresh water to stop the further cooking. (This helps in retaining the spinach color green). 
  7. Keep the spinach aside and do not throw the water in which spinach is cooked keep for later use. 
Directions 
  1. Heat oil in a pan add bay leaf, cloves and cumin seeds saute for a minute.
  2. Now add ginger, garlic, onion and cook till onions are light brown in color.
  3. Then add tomato and cook till tomatoes are soft.
  4. After that add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, salt mix well and cook for 20 to 30 seconds.
  5. Add spinach puree and 1 cup of spinach water that reserved after boiling spinach.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add cooked chole and let this simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and serve.

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