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Chole Palak

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Chole Palak or Chickpeas and spinach is a great combination and a healthy, protein rich, vegan dish. Chickpeas immersed in a mildly spiced spinach gravy, this dish can be served with roti, naan puri or rice. Enjoy this easy and yummy recipe any day of the week.
  Spinach leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm) (about 3 cups)
  Chickpeas/Garbanzo bean 1 Cup (16 tbs) (about 1 can)
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Green chili 1 Large
  Garlic 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Onion 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Bay leaf 1 Large
  Fennel seed 1 Teaspoon (sauf)
  Green cardamom 2 Small
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Kasoori methi 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)

1. Soak chole/chickpeas overnight in enough water (if not using canned)
2. Wash the spinach leaves and then blanch in a little boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
3. After spinach leaves are cooked and cooled down, add to a blender jar along with green chilli. Grind to a smooth paste.
4. Cook soaked chole in a pressure cooker, adding some more water to them. Cook for about 7 to 8 whistles.

5. Heat the oil in a skillet, add bay leaf, fennel seeds and green cardamom to hot oil. Cook for 1 minute.
6. Then add finely chopped onion and saute until onion is golden brown and soft.
7. After onion is cooked, add garlic paste, and cook for a minute.
8. Add garam masala, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and saute for another 2 minutes to release the flavors of the spices.
9. Tip the boiled chickpeas/canned chickpeas into the onion masala mixture, mix well.
10. Then add the spinach puree and stir.
11. Finally stir in kasoori methi and salt to taste. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

12. Serve the Chole Palak with roti, chapati, naan or over rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
North Indian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Garbanzo Beans in Spinach Gravy

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 303 Calories from Fat 102

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 544.1 mg22.7%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.4 g45.4%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 12 g23.3%

Vitamin A 5.2% Vitamin C 59.7%

Calcium 12.2% Iron 24%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chole Palak Recipe Video, Garbanzo Beans In Spinach Gravy