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Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Brown Chickpeas And Spinach Curry

By Shweta @Shweta_MT

Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Brown Chickpeas And Spinach Curry
Growing up, I was a huge fan of Popeye and that me a complete spinach devotee. I am always looking for an excuse to include spinach in our recipes. Obvious reason is that it is super healthy. Spinach is very high in vitamins, fibre, folic acid and iron. And the other reason is the lush green color it provides to meals.Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Brown Chickpeas And Spinach CurrySo if you are looking for inspiration or ideas to include palak or spinach in your recipes then see the below recipes:

Palak BhajiPalak PaneerChanna Palak DalPalak TheplaAloo PalakPalak Paneer ParathaToday’s recipe is Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Here, I have tried to mix two iron loaded ingridents-kala channa or brown chickpeas and spinach. Rest I would say that the recipe is very much similar to Chole Palak (Chickpeas/garbanzo beans and spinach) curry.There is sharp taste of garlic and ginger  followed my peppery tang of onions, everything finally smothered with chopped tomato and handful of spices . Homemade garam massala is must in this recipe as it gives the aromatic climax to the curry.

Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Brown Chickpeas And Spinach CurryIngriedents:1 cup brown chickpeas/kala channa1 cup spinach/palak, finely chopped4 cloves garlic/lehsun, finely chopped1 small onion/pyaz, finally chopped2 medium tomatoes/Tamatar, finely chopped2 tablespoons oil1/2 teaspoon cumin/jeera1 teaspoon coriander powder/dhainya powder1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder/haldi1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder/lal mirch1/4 teaspoon garam massala1 teaspoon lemon juiceSalt to taste1 teaspoon kasuri methi4 cups waterMethod:Wash the chickpeas. Soak it overnight in water. Next day drain the water. Pressure cook the chickpeas with 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt for 4-5 whistles. Drain the water and keep the boiled chickpeas aside.Heat oil in a pan. When oil gets hot, add cumin seeds and let it crackle.Add garlic and onion. Cook till onions get soft and raw smell of garlic fades.Throw in chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric, red chilli powder, garam massala. Add 1/2 cup water. Cook covered on medium flame. The tomatoes must become soft and mushy.Add chopped spinach and lemon juice. Cover and cook again for 4 minutes.Add boiled chickpeas and remaining 1/2 cup water. Cover and let it cook from 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook again for 2 minutes. The consistency should be semi liquid-which means you should be able to see just enough water in the subji.Garnish with kasthuri methi.Serve hot.

Notes:Be careful while adding salt as spinach contains salt as well.You can increase or decrease the ratio of spinach and kala channa as per your wish.

Kala Channa And Palak Subji. Brown Chickpeas And Spinach Curry

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