Chole Palak/Garbanzo Beans in Spinach Gravy

Chole Palak/Garbanzo Beans in Spinach Gravy

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 480

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 510

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Chole/ Chickpeas 1 cups

  • Palak/Spinach bunches,which yield almost 11/2 cup paste after boiling 2-3 nos

  • Medium Onion, Paste 2 nos

  • Garlic Paste 1 tsp

  • Green Chilli Paste 1 tsp

  • Lime Juice 1 tsp

  • Coriander Powder 1 tsp

  • cumin powder 1 tsp

  • Refined Oil 3 tbsp

  • Cinnamon Stick 1/2 inch

  • Salt (as per taste) 1 1/2 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Soak the chickpeas overnight or 7 to 8 hours.

  • 02

    Later drain the water and pressure cook the chickpeas for 3 to 4 whistles so that they are soft but at the same time retain their shape.

  • 03

    Choose the clean leaves from palak/spinack bunches and blanch them for few minutes.

  • 04

    Drain the water and make a smooth green puree.

  • 05

    Now heat oil in a pan and add a cinnamon stick into it.

  • 06

    After that add onion and garlic paste into the oil and cook well.

  • 07

    Once the raw smell of onion is gone add palak/spinach puree and green chilli paste.

  • 08

    Keep on stirring it under low to medium flame.

  • 09

    Once the palak is well cooked, add coriander powder, cumin powder and salt according to the taste.

  • 10

    Mix all the spices and now add the boiled chickpeas into the gravy.

  • 11

    Now add 1/2 cup of water and allow the curry to boil for 3 to 4 minutes.

  • 12

    Finally add lime juice and switch off the gas.

  • 13

    Serve hot chole palak with any Indian bread.

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