Saturday, 13 February 2016

NARAL PALAK CHANA / SPINACH & CHICKPEAS IN COCONUT MILK / नारळाच्या दुधातला पालक चणा



NARAL PALAK CHANA / SPINACH & CHICKPEAS IN COCONUT MILK / नारळाच्या दुधातला पालक चणा 

INGREDIENTS

Palak / spinach leaves shredded
1 bunch
Chana / chickpeas / garbanzo beans
½ cup
Coconut milk thick
1 cup
Ginger garlic Green chilli crushed coarse
1 tbsp
Jeera / cumin seeds
½ tsp
Onion chopped
1 no large
Tomatoes chopped
2 nos
Jeer pdr / cumin pdr
½ tsp
Garam masala pdr
½ tsp
Lime juice
1 – 2 tbsp
Salt
T.T.
Oil
2 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped
2 – 3 sprigs

METHOD:

1.       Soak the chickpeas for 3 – 4 hours.

2.       Pressure cook them in little water till tender.

3.       Heat oil, add in the cumin seeds.


4.       When they crackle add in the onion and ginger garlic green chilli paste.



5.       Saute till the raw aroma goes off and the onion browns a little.


6.       Add in the tomato and saute till the tomato is cooked and it leaves oil.



7.       Add in the cooked chickpeas along with ½ cup of its juices.



8.       Bring to a boil and add in the shredded spinach.


9.       Add in the jeera pdr and garam masala pdr and mix.



10.   Pour in the coconut milk and mix immediately.

11.   When it boils, season with salt. Do not boil too much or the coconut milk will split.

12.   Switch off the flame and add in lime juice and chopped coriander leaves.


13.   Serve along with boiled rice, chapatti or roti.




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