Chola Palak | How to make Chola Palak

By Arti Mehta  |  18th Apr 2017  |  
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About Chola Palak Recipe

Chola is liked by many of us. We can surely enhance its flavor by adding palak (spinach), palak gives a healthy twist to the regular chola and tastes wonderful also.

Chola Palak is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Chola Palak has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Arti Mehta is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Chola Palak recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Chola Palak is 10 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 50 minutes. This is recipe of Chola Palak is perfect to serve 2 people. Chola Palak is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Chola Palak. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Chola Palak by commenting on this page below!

Chola Palak

Ingredients to make Chola Palak

  • chickpeas (Chola): ¼ cup (50 gms, soaked overnight)
  • tomato: 1 big (125 gms)
  • onion: 1 medium (70 gms)
  • garlic clove: 1
  • ginger: a small piece
  • curry leaves: 4-5
  • spinach (palak): 100 gms (made into puree, 1 cup)
  • oil: 1 tbsp
  • asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
  • cumin seeds: ½ tsp
  • red chilli powder: ¼ tsp
  • turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
  • coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Chola masala: 1 ½ tsp
  • Chaat masala: ½ tsp
  • Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves): ½ tsp
  • water: 2 cups
  • coriander leaves: 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • salt as per taste

How to make Chola Palak

  1. Boil the chickpeas with 1 cup water and salt in a pressure cooker for about 20 minutes or for 8-10 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the pressure release by itself.
  2. Grind together onion, garlic and ginger.
  3. In a pan heat oil. Add asafoetida and mustard seeds. Let the seeds crackle. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onion paste. Mix well. Stir continuously until the raw smell of onion has leaves the pan.
  5. Grind the tomato.
  6. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chola masala. Mix well.
  7. Add the tomato paste. Mix well. Cook until oil is released from tomatoes.
  8. Add the spinach puree. Mix well and cook for about 7-8 minutes.
  9. Add the boiled chickpeas cook for other 10-15 minutes. Add chaat masala and kasuri methi. Mix well.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, paratha, puri or bhatura.
  11. Super delicious “Chola Palak” is ready!

My Tip:

1. Always boil the chola with salt. It aids in faster cooking and makes the chola tastier. 2. If you want you can skip adding poppy seeds. But trust me it gives a very good flavor to the gravy. 3. The quantity of water can be adjusted as per one's choice depending on how much gravy you want.

Reviews for Chola Palak (1)

Shashi Bhargavaa year ago

Looks delicious...

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