Thursday, April 12, 2012

CHANA PALAK


Chickpeas or chana cooked with spinach is a very good combo and a healthy protein rich dish.

Ingredients:
Palak/spinach ... 1 pkt frozen (400 gms) - you may use fresh boiled palak(1 bunch)
Chana ...... 1 can (200 gms) or 1/2 cup chana - soak and boil them.
Green chillies ... 1-2 chopped finely
Lime juice ... 1 tbsp.
Tempering:
Onion .... 1 small
Garlic ..... 1 tbsp. crushed
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1/2 tsp
Salt ...... to taste
*Milk ............. 1/4 cup ( with half spoon flour mixed in it )
* I use this as a substitute to the cream. You may use cream instead or skip it.
Oil ....... 2-3 tbsps



Method:
1. Heat little oil in a pan and add the palak. Saute a little and add chana.

2. Add 1 cup water and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. The chana from the can usually is under-cooked. If it is soft then you add it later.
3. Add green chillies and salt.

4. For tempering, heat a little oil/ghee in a pan. Saute the crushed garlic.

5. Add the finely chopped onion and fry till it is translucent. Now tip in the spice powders and a little salt.

6. Finally add the milk with flour and stir well and close the gas immediately.( If you are adding cream, add at this stage )

7. Mix this in the chana palak and simmer it for a minute. Finally add the lime juice.
This can be served with rotis, naans, bhaturas.
This is a protien and vitamin packed dish and very healthy.

22 comments:

  1. Nice healthy and perfect dish with rotis!! Thanks for linking to the event!!

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    1. Thanks Sravs. it is a very healthy dish.

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  2. Looks delicious. Thanks for the entry dear.

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  3. This is the second time today I've seen chickpeas with spinach ...and it sounds so good. I think it's a sign that I need to make some. It sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it w/ MLLA this month =).

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    1. Ha ha.. now you must make it surely

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  4. I like spinach very much. it's delicious & healthy.

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    1. Me too.. I just add a little to most of my curries

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  5. Healthy and easy recipe best for kids.

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    1. Yes, very good for growing kids.

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  6. Healthy and yummy combo, thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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  7. My all time favorite. I sometimes prepare such a dish with kidney beans too.. Thank you for sharing with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

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    1. I must try with kidney beans now

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  8. kavita chandra chanchal khabraniJune 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Great! My daughter loved it very much.
    Kavit Chandra Chanchal Khabrani

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    1. I am glad your daughter liked it. Very healthy for growing kids

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