Chole Palak

Easy to make Chole Palak

Chole Palak is another version of the chole recipe. It’s prepared in North Indian style. It’s a very healthy recipe because of the combination of spinach and chickpeas/chole/ garbanzo beans.

Ingrediants for Chole Palak:

Soaked and Boiled Chickpeas / Chhole / Garbanzo Beans – 2 cups

Spinach (Palak )- 3 cups

Total Oil – 2 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon

Chopped garlic (lasun) – 1 tablespoon

Grated ginger (adrak) – 1 teaspoon

Chopped chilies (Hari mirch) – 1 tablespoon

Tomato chopped – 1 cup

Chopped onion – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Whole dry red chilies – 1

Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 teaspoon

Dry Mango powder (Aamchur powder) – 1 teaspoon

Chhole Masala  (Chana Masala ) – 1 tablespoon

Pinch of turmeric powder (haldi powder)

Cumin and coriander powder – 1 tablespoon

Red chili powder (Lal mirch powder) – 1 teaspoon

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Method :

In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil.

Now add ginger, garlic, and chilies to it.

Saute three of them for a few seconds.

Then, add onion and tomatoes to it and saute them for 5 minutes or until tomatoes are fully cooked.

Let this mixture cools down a bit, then blend this mixture into a blender.

Keep this mixture aside.

Boil 3 cups of water. Add spinach to it.

Let the spinach boil for 3 minutes and then let it cool down a bit. After this make a smooth puree of it and keep it aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and red chili powder to it. Let the cumin seeds crackle. Then add prepared tomato and onion-based gravy to it. Mix all well.

Then let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes on a medium to low flame.

Add spices such as salt, chili powder, cumin, and coriander powder, turmeric powder, and chole masala.

Stir all well and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add spinach puree to it… Mix them very well and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes.

Add Boiled chhole / chickpeas to it and stir it very well.

After this add water if needed & let them cook for 5 minutes.

Yummy Chhole palak is ready.

Serve hot Chole Palak.


(Serving- 3)

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