Chana Palak Recipe

Chana Palak is delightful and tasty dish from the Punjabi cuisine. Learn how to make/prepare Chana Palak by following this easy recipe.
Chana Palak Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.5 / 10 (17 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (boiled)
  • 4 cup Spinach Leaves
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Green Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp Chana Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • ½ cup Curd
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Oil (as needed)
How to make Chana Palak:
  • Soak chickpeas in water, for 5 hrs and boil them till they get soft. Keep it aside.
  • Chop and rinse spinach leaves and then boil them for 5 minutes.
  • Now, take a pan and put 2 tbsp oil in it. When the oil is hot, put cumin seeds in it.
  • When the seeds start to crackle, put chopped onions in the pan and fry till they start turning brown.
  • Add the ginger chili paste and fry for a few more seconds.
  • Put curd in the above mixture and fry till the masala cooks well.
  • Add garam masala and spinach to it and mix well again.
  • When done, add boiled chickpeas and salt to the above mixture and reduce the heat to simmer. Let the mixture cook for a few more seconds.
  • Once the gravy is prepared, sprinkle coriander leaves on it.
  • Now, in a small pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and add chana masala in it.
  • Pour this mixture over the gravy and serve hot, with rotis.


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