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Spinach and chickpea curry or chana palak

Spinach and chickpea curry ' palak chane ka saag'

Spinach .....1 bundle
Chickpeas ......1 cup ( boiled)
Garlic ..........5-6 cloves ( crushed )
Green chili .......3-4 ( chopped)
Tomato purée .....3 tbsp
Coriander powder.....1 tsp
Chili powder................1/2 tsp per taste
Cooking soda .........a pinch

Method :

Remove stems, wash spinach thoroughly in running water.
Blanch in salted boiling water and pinch soda for two minutes.
Refresh in chilled water. Squeeze out excess water.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chilies.
Grind spinach into a fine paste along with green chilies.
Peel, wash and chop garlic.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour, add chopped garlic and sauté for half a minute.
Add the spinach puree and stir. Check seasoning.
Add water if required. When the gravy comes to a boil, add boiled chickpeas and mix well.
Stir in lemon juice. Finally add fresh cream. Serve hot.with Indian bread like Tandoori roti / Lachcha Parantha 


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