Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chana Palak (Chick peas with Spinach)



Channa palak is one of the best balanced sabzi of North Indian foods.I have tried very simple recipe in a very healthy and delicious way.This chana palak is made of spinach/palak,chana/chickpeas and tomato.It goes well with Rice andRoti.Enjoi!



1cup chick peas/kabuli chana
1cup spinach/palak nicely chopped
1 onion nicely chopped
2 green chillies
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp turmeric powder
1/2cup tomato puree
1/2tsp garam masala
1tsp chilly powder
1tsp chana masala
1/4 cup milk
2tsp oil
salt to taste
coriander leaves nicely chopped

Method :

1) Soak the chick peas/kabuli chana over night and pressure cook this and keep aside .
2) Heat the pan put 2tsp of oil,then add cumin seeds,green chillies,turmeric powder,chopped onion,saute this for 5 minutes, when onion turns little soft ,add salt , chana masala,red chilly powder,garam masala,fry this for fewminutes.
3) Add chopped palak/spinachand cook this for 2 to 3 minutes.
4)Then add cooked chana ,and milk cook for another 5 minutes.
5) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice /Roti of your choice.:)


Pavithra said...

wow thats wonderful click.. I always love this combo very perfect for rotis... this is really making me hungry dear..

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks Pavitra!

Vrinda said...

i too prepare almost same way,but adding milk is new to me..will try ur version next time,nice shot and i think this will go well with my jeera rice..

Padma said...

WOW such a lovely dish. Perfect with some roti's/

Anonymous said...

oh droolz everywhere..beautiful click dear.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Hummmm..can smell the aroma here..looks very beautiful, ofcourse healthy..

kitchen queen said...

very delicious combo of palak and chana.very healthy too.

jeyashrisuresh said...

we all love this chick peas .and this recipe loks amazing with spinach and adding milk gives a creamy texture.New recipe to me.will give a try soon.
beautiful click.

Supriya Nair said...

Lovely clicks Mangala and the recipe is good too...

Padhu said...

Nice pics .I love both palak and channa. Will try your version.Do drop by
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/ when time permits

Jagruti said...

Awesome clicks....very healthy and yummy dish..love the chana and palak togerther....can i have them?

cheers and do visit me if you can

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Mahimaa's kitchen said...

awesome click! looks yummy.

Anjum said...

I made this last night.It was a hit !
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SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!

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ARUNA said...

gorgeous clicks!!