Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Black chickpeas and spinach curry

My hubby bought two big packets of spinach from Sam's club... Even if i use it everyday for cooking, it will take two weeks to finish it... Men have no clue when it comes to grocery shopping :(... I will always go with him.. if not this is what happens.. No point in cribbing now.. I have to use them asap.. This is my trial recipe, came out very well.. Once in a while we have to try something strange combos..u will be surprised with the result...

chick pean and spinach curry


1 cup black chick peas
2 cups spinach
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Chole masala (store bought)
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste


Soak Kala channa over nite. Cook in rice cooker for 1 whistle. Remove, strain the water and reserve. Heat oil in a pan, do the usual seasoning. Add chopped onion, fry till translucent. Add g & g paste. Saute till raw smell vanishes. Add chopped tomatoes and spinach. Cook till tomatoes becomes mushy, by that time spinach would be cooked. Add all the masala powder and 2 cups of Kala channa cooked water. Let it boil. Adjust salt. Once the gravy become thick, add cooked channa. Cover and cook for 5 mts. Garnish with coriander.. Serve hot with chappathi..

This is on its way to Side dish for Chappathi event, hosted by Viki of Viki's Kitchen.


Sailaja Damodaran

Very colourful....


What a lovely and colorful dish Aswini...looks so delicious :)

lata raja

TRIAL RECIPE???? Can't be! It is so perfect. Nice combo with any roti.


Thanks lata raja, sailaja and gita!!!! It is a trial recipe indeed :)


Nice combo... even though it is a trial recipe... it has come out perfect and good with chapathis :)


this sounds good, but i've never even heard of black chickpeas before.

Lakshmi Venkatesh

Looks very colourful and very inviting.


Nice combo. Looks colorful.


Can't ask for more as far as nutrition is concerned..such a rich recipe..thanks


colorful pics as everyone said..great try!!


Wow thats a new combination!


Delicious combination Ashwini!


looks yumm

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Ashwini, this is one healthy combo with the goodness of green & power packed protein kala channa. A one pot dish sure to go with Rice and Chappathi.

rekhas kitchen

nice and yummy recipe I made with white chana yours looks so delicious yummmy.


Thanks rekhas kitchen, a2z vegetarian, sowmya, priya, parita, Ann, valarmathi, Lakshmi venkatesh and padma

Justin: Black chick peas is one of garbanzo bean variety!!!!

Viki's Kitchen

Very unique recipe dear. Sounds so healthy too. Thanks for sending this to the 'side dish for chapathi' event.

Divya Kudua

Great idea of combining chick peas with spinach...:)


Wow ...looks delicious...nice curry with kala channa...


unusual combo, like you mentioned, but definitely looks interesting.

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