Chole Palak Curry (Chickpea Spinach Curry) – Lunch/Dinner Recipe

Amazing combination of beans and vegetable – Chole Palak Curry

Chole palak curry is a north Indian delicious curry made with spinach and chickpea. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, Kabuli channa and it is a great source of protein. Spinach which is known as palak is a storehouse of iron. Together they make a delicious wholesome meal.


Winter Special Curry

Chole Palak Curry (Chickpea Spinach Curry) – Lunch/Dinner Recipe

Chickpeas – 1 cup
Spinach – 2 bunches
Finely chopped onion – 1 big
Finely chopped tomato – 2 big
Finely chopped garlic  – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped ginger – 1 inch
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Oil – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Channa masala – 1 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Salt to taste

Pomegranate – 1/2 cup for garnishing


Beans & Vegetable Combination


  1. Wash and soak chickpeas overnight.
  2. Next day, pressure cook chickpeas with 2 cups of water, salt, a pinch of turmeric for 4-5 whistles. Keep aside to cool.
  3. Remove stems from the spinach and wash thoroughly in running water. Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes. Now transfer boiled spinach into ice-cold water to retain the green color. Squeeze out excess water and grind it into a smooth puree.
  4. Heat oil in a pan on low flame and add cumin. Allow it to crackle.
  5. Then add chopped onions and sauté on a medium flame until translucent. Now add ginger, garlic, green chili and cook for 5 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  6. Add coriander powder, red chili powder, channa masala, tomato puree and cook until masala leaves oil.
  7. Add boiled chickpea and let it cook with prepared masala for 4 minutes on medium-low flame.
  8. Now add puree spinach, lemon juice, and salt into the cooked masala. Mix well.
  9. Now add 1/2 cup water and cook on low flame for 10 to 12 minutes. Do stir the sabzi after every 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Switch off the flame and add ghee. Stir it once.
  11. Garnish with pomegranate and serve hot with plain rice or paratha or chapati.

Chole Palak Curry

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