Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy | How to make Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

By Amrita Roy  |  18th Nov 2017  |  
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About Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy Recipe

Normally we cook chickpea as Chole Masala (Chickpeas cooked in onion-ginger-garlic gravy with lots of spices). Palak/Spinach is one of my favorite leafy vegetable. I thought why not combine this two ingredient together. If you notice, I have not added ginger paste in this recipe as I feel ginger does not go well with Spinach whereas garlic complements well with spinach and enhance the taste. Normally when I cook leafy vegetables I avoid adding tomatoes instead I prefer to add lime juice to get the tanginess in the gravy.

Chole Palak / Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Amrita Roy. Chole Palak / Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Chole Palak / Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Chole Palak / Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy by Amrita Roy is perfect to serve 2 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Chole Palak / Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy.

Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

Ingredients to make Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

  • Chole/ chickpeas - 1 cup
  • Palak/spinach - 2 - 3 bunches
  • onion - 2 medium, ground to Paste
  • garlic Paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chili Paste - 1 teaspoon
  • lime Juice -  1 teaspoon
  • coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Refined oil - 3 tablespoon
  • cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
  • salt to taste

How to make Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

  1. Soak chickpeas for 4 to 5 hours. Drain excess water
  2. Pressure cook chickpeas for 3 to 4 whistles until its soft yet retain its shape.
  3. Blanch spinach for 4-5 minutes with little salt
  4. Drain the water and blend spinach into smooth puree.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add a cinnamon stick. Roast for few seconds
  6. Add onion , garlic paste and saute until onions are brown
  7. Add palak/spinach puree and green chili paste. Mix well
  8. Saute for 4-5 minutes over low-medium heat
  9. Add coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well
  10. Add boiled chickpeas with water and mix well
  11. Bring to boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Finally add lime juice and switch off the stove.
  12. Serve hot chole palak with any Indian bread.

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Kalpana Arora2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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