Palak Choley – Garbanzo beans cooked in delicious tomato and spinach sauce
Palak Choley- is a healthy delicious curry. Boiled chick peas are cooked in spinach and tomato puree . Only basic spices are added in it to get the mild flavor of spinach and chick peas. Chana is rich in protein and the addition of spinach added on the nutrition as spinach is very high in Iron.
For making palak chole you can either soak the chick peas overnight and then cook till done or just use tinned chick peas which are already boiled. Both ways it taste delicious just the cooking time differs.
Usually chana is cooked in tomato gravy but addition of palak gravy adds nutrition and make it healthier and milder in taste. I have added some fresh fenugreek and coriander with spinach to add flavor. You can add some sarson saag or bathua also in this chole palak with spinach leaves.
This Palak Choley / Hariyala Chana | Chana Palak can be served with Jeera rice, Pulao or any Indian bread of your choice.
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Palak chole sabji , Chana Palak, Hariyala chana
Servings: 6 people
- 2 cup Chick Peas/ Kabuli Chana boiled
- 1/2 kg Spinach leaves/ palak patta
- 1 cup Fresh Fenugreek / Hari Methi optional
- 3 Tomatoes / Tamatar
- 3 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch
- 1 inch Ginger / Adrak
- 1 tsp Chana masala optional
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- to taste Salt / Namak
- 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
- 1/3 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
- 2 Bay Leaves / Tej Patta
- Wash and soak the chick peas overnight or minimum 5-6 hours
- Pressure cook soaked chick peas for 5 whistle or till cooked and soft or use readymade cooked canned chick peas.
- Chop tomatoes roughly and grind to make a smooth puree
- Wash and chop fenugreek, spinach, ginger and green chilies and then pressure cook for 1 whistle with little water, when cool down then open and crush into a smooth paste with a hand blender or in the mixer.
- Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, bay leaves and asafoetida then add the tomato puree and all the dry spices ,cover and cook till it become thick and oil start to separate.
- Now add the spinach puree and the boiled chick peas and 1 cup water(or according to the thickness of the gravy you want)
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes .
- Add lemon juice and garam masala and mix, switch off the heat
- Can add some butter or ghee on top before serving.
- Serving suggestions-serve hot with plain rice,poori or bread of your choice .
Jeff M. Freshour says
I never try this before. I love cooking and I also like to try some new recipe to my family. The recipe looks so good. have more ingredients in there. I will try it with my sister. She like some food like that. She maybe love this recipe. Thank for sharing.
Deborah Workman says
Love this recipe! so simple, easy-to-find ingredients, so easy to throw together! Beautiful dish. I will give it a try.
David Nolen says
It looks gorgeous! I think I will give it a try. I hope it will turn out as good as you. Thanks for sharing.
Loved the recipes, got some spinach going to try this one out.
Love garbanzo and the green curry looks yummy. Thx for linking.
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Pasta And Paratha says
I do cook this dish regularly and will try your recipe one of these days..looks delicious!
Another yummy version of the chana, awesome..
very delicious & tempting
Very healthy n delicious chana!!
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Healthy and nice haryala chana..
Hamaree Rasoi says
Delicious and yummy looking chana. Lovely preparation.
very nice and yummy…..very healthy too!
Love this version of green kabuli chana..Lovely presentation..
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nice curry recipe. Interesting that you added methi too
Oh yum. I love love LOVE chick peas. This looks great!
I just soaked some kabuli channa. If I do get a fresh bunch of palak tomorrow, will make this.
I love your photos and your recipes they want me to get up right now and try them
Nice color. Love the combo.
Vimitha Anand says
Healthy side dish for chapathis…
wow telepathy. i have spinach at home and was thinking of making palak chana bt i think i wud use ur version as it seems better one here
Love this version especially since you added Methi too.
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