Friday, May 20, 2011

Chole Paalak/ Chick peas & Spinach curry

Living in Virginia feels like living in the Pacific North West! It rains almost everyday here. It's good for the plants etc etc.. but I am so done with this rain. I want some sunshine, real bad!

Made this chole with left over spinach from my paalak paneer. It was super good and tasted awesome with chapathi's.

Chole Paalak ( serves 2)

Get ready:
  • 1/2 cup  cooked chick peas or 1 15 oz can
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste

  • In a blender puree tomato, ginger and green chilli, set aside
  • In a pan, add oil and once hot crackle the jeera and asafetida.
  • Add the tomato puree, turmeric powder,coriander, cumin powder, a little salt. cover and cook for 5- 10 mins.
  • add the chopped spinach, 2/3 cup water. cover and cook till spinach is soft for about 5 mins. add salt to taste.
  • add chick peas, salt to taste and mix well.
  • If too thick add little water till you get the right gravy consitency.
  • mash a few chick peas with in the pot to give thickness.
  • Add garam masala ( optional) and let it come to a boil.
  • Turn heat off and serve with chapathi or poori's.
 Chatpata chole paalak is ready!


  1. Perfect for chapatis,really healthy combo..

  2. Chole and palak..what a healthy combination..looks delicious..great with chapathis..

  3. oh my gosh, I just ate dinner but would love a bowl of that! looks amazing!
    US Masala

  4. What a delicious looking combination of chole with palak dear. Craving for it just by looking at it. Would love to have it with either rice or rotis.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Great side dish for lunch...It looks truly yummy!

  6. hope sun shines ur way pretty soon ! the combo looks inviting ! good one

  7. A delicious side dish!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Love this chole palak with naans, one of my fav..simply inviting..

  9. Great and divine combo...looks perfect!

  10. I love this combo of cholay and palak! Healthy and delicious = best of both worlds :)


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