Thursday, 26 July 2007

Chana Palak / Spinach with Chickpeas




1 400ml can Chickpeas; drained and washed
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion; chopped finely
3 tomatoes; blanched, peeled and chopped
4 cups chopped spinach
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 inch ginger; grated
2 green chillis; minced
1/2 tspn tumeric powder
2 tspns coriander/cumin powder
1/2 tspn garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves



Methods
1 Fry the onions in the heated oil, until golden brown, add the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and chillis, cook for about 5-8 minutes until it is blended together.
2. Add the tumeric, coriander and cumin powders, stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
3. Add the spinach, stir and cook for a further 8 minutes, until it is limp
4. Add the chickpeas, mix and cook for a further 10 minutes
5. Add the garam masala and the coriander leaves; mix. Serve with chapatis.

20 comments:

SeeC said...

Palak and chickpeas...nice combination. Havent tried it. Thanks for sharing

Asha said...

Packed with nutrition!! Love the color and a great recipe.Thanks Saju:)

Padma said...

the palak and chana combi is new and worth a try...looks nice and tasty, thanks for the post

Sharmi said...

chana palak sounds new and nutritious. very healthy. nice recipe.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Chana palak is so different..... Looking good...Nice picture...

Saju said...

thanks everyone for your nice comments.

Hema said...

Hey Saju!
You have a wonderful blog here. Palak with chickpeas is a combo new to me. looks yummy. Loved your sambharo too.

Saju said...

Thanks Hema,
I love your blog too!

musical said...

Absoloutely mouthwatering stuff! I am gonna' definitely try this!

Athika said...

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Coffee said...

Thats a cool combo!! and absolutely healthy!

sra said...

Hi Saju, you have a nice blog here, thanks for visiting mine.

Aruna Nayak said...

Hi Saju,

U have a very nice collection of recipes. I tried chana palak recipe and tasted great. I added a bit of chole masala as i was craving for chole. I must say this is the tastiest way of including palak in a curry. Thanks.

Saju said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Aruna, thanks for trying and posting. What does Chole masala contain?

Dee said...

hey, this combo is new to me. Im bookmarking this page!

Aruna Nayak said...

Hey Saju,

Iam not quite sure abt ingredients in chole masala. I use badshah chole masala. New bee in cooking .... presently using ready made masalas :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Saju, this recipe is wonderful...
thks a lot for posting the recipe..

panna

Tara said...

Hi

Thanks for putting on the lovely recipes. Also ismaili from east africa and it's really great to be able to find resources where I can double check recipes or find ones that I don't know how to cook but feel like eating because I am missing my mum's food (like chana bateta) :)

Joanne said...

I added a 1 cup of water and simmered until chickpeas were very very soft; about an hour. It was yummy.

naeema said...

i love your blog i just found it and its amazing! all the food i ate as a child but never knew how to make! i just made this channa, it turned out great and was super easy! i'm looking forward to trying more of your recipes, thanks again for posting!

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