Chickpeas and spinach is a great combination and a healthy, protein rich dish. Chickpeas immersed with spicy spinach gravy. This dish can be served with roti, naan ,bhtura or rice.
1/2 cup chickpea (chole)(soaked for about 5-6 hours)
•3 cups finely chopped spinach
•2 medium tomatoes
2 medium onions
2 cloves garlic
•1 green chili
•3 tsp oil
•1/4 tsp asafetida
•1 tsp cumin seed
•1 tsp coriander powder
•1/2 tsp turmeric
•1/2 tsp red pepper
•1/2 tsp salt adjust
•1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp chana masala (optinal)
1- Boil the soaked chikpeas till soft and drain the water.
2-.Blend onions ,garlic cloves , tomatoes, green chilies, and ginger to make a puree.
3.Heat the oil in a pan .Add the asafetida and cumin seeds.let it splutter.
4-Then add onion- tomato puree,salt, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder and cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat .The mixture will start leaving the oil and will reduce to about half in quantity.
5-Cut and add spinach and one half cup of water and let it cook covered for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat .
6-.Add chickpeas and mash them lightly with a spatula and let it cook on low heat for 7 to 8 minutes.
7-.Add garam masala and chana masala let it cook for another minute.
Note - 1- you can use canned chikpeas also.
2- Add water as needed to keep the gravy consistency to your liking .