Palak Chana

Palak Chana

5 from 6 votes
This palak chana is a healthy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe packed with protein and flavour. Try something new for a curry night with this vegan recipe that will be sure to please everyone.
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Palak Chana

This hearty and comforting palak chana recipe is made with onions, chana dal, and spices. Serve with homemade chapatti or a side of basmati rice for a delicious treat.

This lentil dal with spinach is one of the most delicious, soul-satisfying plant-based, Indian meals out there. This version is fragrant, flavourful, and packed with nutrients.

Super tasty and healthy. Comfort food at its finest. This palak chana is a healthy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe packed with protein and flavour. Try something new for a curry night with this vegan recipe that will be sure to please everyone.

This is one of my favourite curries out there. I absolutely love dal whether it is masoor dal, urad dal or rajma masala. Absolutely any type of dal is delicious. I also love saag. That is where this recipe comes in. It combines two of my favourite ingredients into this yummy curry recipe.

I use spinach leaves, that’s why I have called it palak chana as opposed to saag chana. Palak refers to spinach leaves whereas the latter refers to any green leafy vegetable which includes spinach leaves, as well as fenugreek leaves and mustard leaves.

It’s up to personal preference which you would choose to use.

This saag recipe incorporates chana dal as well. In English chana dal is known as split Bengal gram. You could just call it split chickpeas, but as there are many different varieties of split chickpeas, I wanted to be more precise.

Chana dal specifically refers to the skinned and split version of the whole brown chickpeas.

Like most lentils, chana dal is also one ingredient that is very healthy and nutritious. It is packed with protein, fibre, and a variety of minerals. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, then lentils are one of the best ways to get your intake of protein in.

However, this recipe is also perfect for meat-eaters as it will help provide so much more than simply protein. A healthy addition to any diet.

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Palak Chana

by Nabeela Kauser
This palak chana is a healthy and delicious vegetarian curry recipe packed with protein and flavour. Try something new for curry night with this vegan recipe that will be sure to please everyone.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 233 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat up the oil on medium heat in a pan then add the finely diced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned
  • Add the cumin seeds and finely chopped garlic cloves then cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • As the onions are cooking dice the tomatoes then add into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and green chillies then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes
  • As the spices are cooking thoroughly wash the split Bengal gram lentils before adding into the pan and cooking for 5 minutes
  • Add the water then cook for a further 10 minutes
  • As the lentils are cooking wash and finely chop the spinach before adding into the pan and covering then cook for 6-8 minutes
  • Remove the lid and give the curry a mix before reducing the heat to low and covering again then cook for 15 minutes
  • Serve immediately with a side of chapatti and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 517mgPotassium: 942mgFiber: 14gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 8277IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Curry, Lentils, Vegan, Vegetarian
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