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Palak Chhole or Chana (Spinach and Chick Peas Curry)

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  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Medium, sliced
  Spinach 5 Cup (80 tbs), chopped
  Garbanzo beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), boiled (Boiled with a little bit of salt)
  Salt To Taste
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  Punjabi garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh lime juice 1 Teaspoon

1. Boil the garbanzo beans/chickpeas/chana in a little water with a little bit of salt added to it. Once cooked, set aside.

2. Heat a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil, add cumin seeds, asafoetida and turmeric powder.
3. Add the ginger, garlic and green chili paste. Add the sliced onions, stir and let the onions cook till tender.
4. Add the fresh chopped spinach and stir. (Add the spinach a little at a time, saute and once it settles in the pan, add the rest).
5. Add the cooked garbanzo beans (cooked with a little salt) and salt to taste.
6. Add brown sugar, Punjabi garam masala, fresh lime juice and stir well. Let the added masalas blend with the palak (spinach) and the chana (garbanzo beans), then turn off the heat.

7. Serve the dish with rice, roti, naan or paratha.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Again those who are searching for some different curry recipes, should check this out. This is a punjabi curry and is called palak and chhole curry in India. Spinach is very good for health. Check out the video for this tasty and healthy curry recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 202 Calories from Fat 84

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.9%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 169 mg7%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.3%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 7 g13.9%

Vitamin A 76.5% Vitamin C 27.9%

Calcium 9.7% Iron 20.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Palak Chhole Or Chana (Spinach And Chick Peas Curry) Recipe Video